Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Ruby on Rails 2.0 Released

Ruby on Rails 2.0 was released last week, "It's done!", David Heinemeier Hansson notes.



Ruby on Rails has come a long way since Lenz Grimmer's interview with DHH in February 2006.

Browsing DHH's blog, I find snippets (bolding mine) like


Piggy-backing off the new drive for resources are a number of simplifications for controller and view methods that deal with URLs.

As you might have gathered, Action Pack in Rails 2.0 is all about getting closer with HTTP and all its glory.

We’ve also made it much easier to structure your JavaScript and stylesheet files in logical units without getting clobbered by the HTTP overhead of requesting a bazillion files.

Making it even easier to create secure applications out of the box is always a pleasure and with Rails 2.0 we’re doing it from a number of fronts.

Figuring out where your bottlenecks are with real usage can be tough, but we just made it a whole lot easier with the new request profiler that can follow an entire usage script and report on the aggregate findings.




Seems to me like Rails 2.0 goes further still in the direction of the RoR tagline "Web development that doesn't hurt" and its expanded version


Ruby on Rails is an open-source web framework that's optimized for programmer happiness and sustainable productivity. It lets you write beautiful code by favoring convention over configuration.


Congratulations, DHH and the Rails Team!

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