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[News] A Look at Ruby on Rails and Merb

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Yehuda Katz on Merging into Merb

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| In December of 2008, the Ruby on Rails 
| community was at a crossroads. The mainline 
| Rails project was losing ground to Merb, an 
| alternative open source MVC framework for 
| building Ruby applications. The community was 
| fragmenting. Yehuda Katz was the creator of 
| the Merb framework, and rather than continue 
| on with that project, he and his fellow 
| contributors decided to merge Merb and Rails. 
| The decision sparked a number of Rails 
| homecomings for other outside projects, and in 
| February the first beta of an integrated Rails 
| 3.0 arrived. We sat down with Katz to discuss 
| the past, present and future of Ruby on Rails.



Rails 2.3.5 Unofficial Release Notes

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| Rails 2.3.5 is out but the official release
| notes have not yet appeared. So I thought it
| might be useful to share my own notes on what's
| new in this version. This list is only the
| highlights, but it should give you an overview.


Rails upgrade fixes security issues, Ruby 1.9 compatibility

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| Ruby on Rails 2.3.5, featuring security boosts
| and compatibility improvements for version 1.9
| of the Ruby language, was released over the
| weekend, according to a blog post on the Ruby on
| Rails Web site.


Open source identity: Ruby on Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson

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| We've had more than 1400 people contribute code
| to Rails. It's really amazing. The community
| consists of hundreds of thousands of developers
| by some estimates.


Engine Yard Releases Source Code to its Rails Development Directory

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| Hot on the heels of Engine Yard's recent
| news of $19 million in third-round venture
| capital funding comes another announcement.
| The company, which hosts Ruby on Rails apps
| in a cloud-based environment, has released
| the source code that runs its Rails
| Development Directory.


eDynamic Redesigns & Develops the Doon School Website on Open source (PHP) CMS

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| Faced with the opportunities to increase
| brand equity, student acquisition & alumni
| collaboration through the Web, The Doon
| School, rated amongst the ten best schools
| in the world, determined that they should
| build a new best-of-breed website capable
| of providing vital school information and
| showcasing their branding on the Web.


Engine Yard, Host for Ruby on Rails Apps, Nabs New Funding

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| Engine Yard offers a cloud-based hosting
| environment for Ruby on Rails applications.  Ruby
| on Rails is an open source software framework that
| underlies Twitter and many other well-known
| applications. You can find many notable
| applications based on it at Open Source Rails. With
| substantial funding under its belt, Engine Yard's
| next move may be to expand its support and services
| business, a la Red Hat.


Ruby apps development readied for Android

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| Builders of the JRuby version of the Ruby programming language
| are working to enable development of Ruby-based business
| applications for the Android handheld platform, a leader of the
| JRuby project said on Monday afternoon.


Ruby shines in North American developer survey

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| Ruby use is up 40 per cent amongst North American software developers since
| 2008, according to a new study from Evans Data.

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