Ruby on Rails 3.0 Beta Released
The Ruby on Rails project has delivered a beta release of Ruby on Rails 3, the latest major version of the popular Web development framework that features Merb integration.The Ruby on Rails project has delivered a beta release of Ruby on Rails 3, the latest major version of the popular Web development framework that features Merb integration. In a blog post announcing the new beta release, Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson, wrote: "You thought we were never going to get to this day, didn't you? Ye of little faith. Because here is the first real, public release of Rails 3.0 in the form of a beta package that we've toiled long and hard over."
Yet, the technology has been delivered, albeit in beta and, as such, "surely not perfect yet," Hansson noted.
"One of the things that most surprised and impressed me is the Rails core team's (and especially DHH's) attention to detail and the experience of the beta release. For weeks, we've been -this close' to releasing, but the experience of starting up a new Rails app or upgrading from a Rails 2.3 app still felt too unpleasant. In this kind of situation, it's tempting to say -it's just a beta-people who use beta software know what they're getting,' but that would have been a major cop-out. For many people on the leading edge, a poor beta experience will shape their perception of the product as a whole. So we waited a bit, but now we're finally here."Moreover, the Rails 3 release notes said:
"There are all the good ideas brought over from when the Merb team joined the party and brought a focus on framework agnosticism, slimmer and faster internals, and a handful of tasty APIs. If you're coming to Rails 3.0 from Merb 1.x, you should recognize lots. If you're coming from Rails 2.x, you're going to love it too."Also, among what Hansson calls the "headliner features" are: