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How To Contribute Code to Rails: Step By Step

Mike Gunderloy has written an excellent thirteen step guide to contributing to Rails - step by step. He covers:

  • Getting Git
  • Checking out the Rails source code
  • Setting up and running the tests that come with Rails (so you can check that your…

Scaling ActiveRecord with MySQLPlus

Ilya Grigorik writes about the successes - so far - in using MySQLPlus with Rails 2.2's database connection pool to improve ActiveRecord's scalability.

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Ben Johnson says that Authgasm is "Rails authentication done right." Check it out and see for yourself.

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Rails 2.2 Release Candidate 1 Released

Today, David Heinemeier Hansson has announced the release of the first "Release Candidate" of Rails 2.2. Mike Gunderloy has put together a remarkable page listing all of the key changes individually. They include:


Vasco: A REST Routes Explorer for Rails

Vasco (Github repository) is a "route explorer" for Rails developed by Relevance, Inc and released under an MIT license. Effectively it provides a Web-based UI to explore the RESTful routes configured for your Rails app. It installs as a plugin.

With Vasco,…

131 Rails Apps from Rails Rumble

TechCrunch writes "131 Rails Apps Launched This Past Weekend; You Get To Vote For The Best." It's a good introduction to Rails Rumble.

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Do Rails Developers Need Merb? asks Do Ruby on Rails Developers Need Merb?

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Rails 2.0.5: A security release

David Heinemeier Hansson has announced Rails 2.0.5, a point release of the now dated 2.0.x family. It's just a security release with two fixes.

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An All New Rails Security Guide

Hot off the back of the Rails Guides hackfest came a lot of great new Rails documentation. Now joining that documentation comes an all new Ruby on Rails Security Guide. Clocking in at almost 11,000 words, the guide covers RJS injection,…

Meaningful URLs

John Desu shows how to play with Rails' routing to get meaningful (and beautiful) URLs.

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