Ruby on Rails v 1.0 released!
by Kevin Bedell
Related link: http://rubyonrails.org/
Ruby on Rails, the fastest and easiest way to develop web-based applications, has now officially reached its 1.0 release!
The website has been updated and looks great. It should help anyone looking to sell ruby on rails development internally. It prominently shows off a few showcase production apps built on Rails.
For those who don't know yet, Rails is a new platform for web application development that achieves a super level of productivity by providing an easy to use MVC framework based on Ruby. It embodies the ideas of 'simplicity of design' and 'convention over configuration'.
If you're willing to follow some default ways of designing your application (for example, defining the primary key of a database table as a column named "id"), then Rails can dramatically speed your development process.
A few of the reasons to check Rails out:
- A set of video files showing you how it works and why it's better
- Easy to use ActiveRecord Object Relational Mapping for simplifying database access
- Built-in support for developing Ajax-based web designs
- Built-in support for unit and functional testing
If you've been considering looking at Ruby on Rails, now's the time to get off the fence. Begin by viewing on of the videos referred to above, then download and install Rails to get a quick look at why this new development platform is taking the web development community by storm.