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Building With Ajax and Rails


So, since the last time you brushed your teeth, Ruby on Rails has only grown in popularity. The list of web applications using the exciting new web framework has grown to such an enormous size, it has exceeded the 50K per page limit of the wiki used to host it. Lesser languages like Java and PHP are copying the stylish efficiency of Rails with their own frameworks like Trails, Trax and Cake.

In the tutorial Ruby on Rails for Beginners, we went over the very basic basics of Ruby and Rails:what it is, why it’s so mindblowingly cool, which celebrities are using it, and so forth. As soon as the article went live, letters flooded in, offering me book contracts, movie deals and exotic snacks — I haven’t gotten so much attention since my Ajax for Beginners article. In fact, this poll from the redoubtable Lifehacker.com says that Ruby on Rails and Ajax are among the two most popular things in the world, and plainly it pays to follow the trends, so what if we combined the two of them? No, that would be excessive. You don’t want to read about that. You do? Hmmmm, OK, I suppose we can take a quick look.

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Rails 2.1 Has Been Released

The latest version of the popular web framework, long awaited in some circles, is now available, half a year or so after 2.0.

Significant new features include built-in handling of time zones; improvements to caching; named_scope functionality in ActiveRecord, and more.

It’s neatly synchronized with the release of Ruby 1.8.7, which includes support for SSL/TLS, experimental provision for passing a block to a proc, and quite a bit more.

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