Rails 2.1 has been out for a little over a month now, and I've had several people ask me to recommend resources for getting up to speed on its new moves. So, in no particular order, here goes ...
- #1 - native mongrel, caching, and Ruby 1.9 progress
- #2 - more caching, freezing improvements, and miscellaneous optimizations
- #3 - x-sendfile and many other sexy enhancements
- #4 - faster routes, easier form partials
- #5 - better eager loading and more
- #6 - better performance, Git support, and more
- #7 - improved ActiveRecord::Base#attributes, time zone support
- #8 - the code optimization edition
- #9 - the sleeper edition
- #10 - time core extensions, date helper tweaks, and a new respond_to nicety
- #11 - ActiveRecord performance boost, readonly option for has_many :through, and more
- #12 - register_stylesheet_expansion, sexy default timestamps, and more
- #13 - Git script/plugin install, has_one :through
- #14 - the extreme edition. extremely late.
- #15 - the early edition
- #16 - github edition
- #17 - conditional caches_page, ActionView::TestCase, and memcache config options
- #18 - ActiveResource timeouts and smarter migrations for MySQL integers
- #19 - change_table for migrations and more
- #20 - script/dbconsole and flash.now now test-able
- #21 - caches_action gets conditionals and some bug squashing
- #22 - pre-Railsconf 2008 edition
And if you're upgrading an existing app, here's a bonus resource for you. Be sure to check it out ...
There you have it. Get crackin'. There will be a quiz.
And if you want to show these guys some appreciation for all the work they've put into these resources - come on, you do, right? - be sure to recommend them on workingwithrails. They surely deserve it!