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Rails 2.1.1 Released: A Maintenance, Bug Fixing Release

David Heinemeier Hansson has announced the release of Rails 2.1.1. You can get up and running with:

gem install rails --version 2.1.1remember to prefix with sudo, if appropriate!

Rails 2.1.1 is just a maintenance release of Rails 2.1 but, significantly, patches…

Significant Rails Performance Improvements On The Way

The developer of NeverBlock, Muhammad Ali of eSpace, has written a compelling blog post called Building the Never Blocking Rails, Making Rails 12X Faster where he outlines a number of improvements and changes that can made to Rails to send its…

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EnvyCasts: Entertaining Rails Screencasts

EnvyCasts is the latest venture by the presenters of the popular Rails Envy podcast - Jason Seifer and Gregg Pollack. Like PeepCode, EnvyCasts follows a model of offering an instructional video and supporting materials on a single topic for $9 in a…

Got a Rails App Accepting XML Input? You've Got A Fix To Do – Now.

The official Ruby blog announces that REXML, an XML library that comes with Ruby and is heavily used by many Ruby apps (including RAils), is vulnerable to a specific type of attack that could result in a denial of service. Core…

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Exceptional: Centralized Exception Tracking for your Rails Apps

Exceptional is a new "exception tracking" and exception management application for Rails developers and their apps. It's currently in beta, but if you follow this special link, I'm told that Rails Inside readers will be prioritized in the signup process. It's…

Rails 2.2 To Be Thread Safe

David Heinemeier Hansson has announced that thanks to some solid work by Josh Peek over the summer, Rails 2.2 will be "thread safe." This will remove one of the common complaints against Rails from Merb fans and enable Rails to be extremely more…

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Going to SXSW in 2009? Vote for some Rails Panels

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of festivals that take place each year in Austin, TX. Over the past few years, many Rubyists have made it to the event (Twitter's initially popularity storm was brewing at SXSW 2007!) and Ruby…

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The 8 Most Fun Rails Jobs Available Today (August 2008)

From our Rails jobs board comes some amazing sounding jobs this month! I'm almost tempted to emigrate and apply for a few.

The working environments include a gaming startup, a skunkworks at an adult entertainment company, a house in Los Angeles, and the prestigious…

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Rails 2.2: Internationalizaton Implemented In Anger

Sven Fuchs is part of the team working on internationalization in the forthcoming Rails 2.2. Work began in September 2007 with the team deciding that enough was enough with the sloppy support for internationalization in Rails. They wanted to "eliminate the…

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Rails Camp Denmark – October 2008

The spread of Rails Camp is unstoppable! First taking place in Australia, and next the UK, a Rails Camp for Denmark is now in the early stages of organization. The location will be in Svendborg on the island of Funen and the…

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