Feeds

Restructured Ruby-on-Rails hits beta

Added Merb

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

The beta of the third, and restructured, edition of Ruby on Rails has been delivered.

Rails founder David Heinemeier blogged that Ruby on Rails 3.0 "feels lighter, more agile, and easier to understand" in spite of the changes.

This update is the result of almost 4,000 commits by more than 250 code authors. Completed code is planned for the current calendar quarter.

Heinemeier called the release of the beta a "great day to be a Rails developer".

Ruby on Rails 3 has been integrated with the Merb model-view controller framework, which uses a system of plug-ins to deliver specific features.

Additional features include improved support for JavaScript through drivers for Prototype and jQuery, and a simplified routing API to improve support for RESTful declarations.

According to the Ruby on Rails 3 release notes, you can move your existing application to Rails 3 without immediately rewriting all your old code to the latest best practices.But you'll need to be on at least Ruby 1.8.7 to go to the latest version. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
Euro Parliament VOTES to BREAK UP GOOGLE. Er, OK then
It CANNA do it, captain.They DON'T have the POWER!
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
NSA SOURCE CODE LEAK: Information slurp tools to appear online
Now you can run your own intelligence agency
Post-Microsoft, post-PC programming: The portable REVOLUTION
Code jockeys: count up and grab your fabulous tablets
Twitter App Graph exposes smartphone spyware feature
You don't want everyone to compile app lists from your fondleware? BAD LUCK
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
5 critical considerations for enterprise cloud backup
Key considerations when evaluating cloud backup solutions to ensure adequate protection security and availability of enterprise data.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.