In the "good old days" we used to speak of Internet-Time to refer to things
that change and mutate rapidly. Well, just as Rails has pushed web app
development to new productivity heights, so have you redefined
Internet-Time... we now have Rails-Time!

Congratulations!

Curt

David Heinemeier Hansson wrote:
>
> With the inclusion of Ajax helpers in Rails 0.11.0, we've addressed the
> most important concern holding back large scale Ajax use: Writing DHTML
> by hand. Manipulating the DOM by hand is a labor-intensive and
> error-prone process rife with frustration and cross-browser
> incompatibility. With the Ajax support in Rails, writing manual
> Javascript/DHTML is (almost) a thing of the past.
>
> Through a handful of helper tags, we've exposed an approach that relies
> on a bare minimum of support on the client-side (XMLHttpRequest and
> innerHTML) while offloading the generation of page fragments to
> familiar constructs like ERb and Builder templates. This means that
> you'll build your Ajax integration using all the tools you're familiar
> with and safely let the Javascript/DOM magic be off-loaded to the Rails
> helper and library.
>
> Sam Stephenson has been the architect behind transforming my meager
> Javascript attempts into a fully object-oriented library that the Rails
> helper calls to do its dirty work. He has also done a video
> demonstrating how he can turn a create form into Ajax
> (www.rubyonrails.com/media/video/rails-ajax.mov) in just a few minutes.
> While this may appear a bit complicated, its mostly because the
> application Sam's integrating with lets the controller generate the
> URL, which normally isn't the case.
>
> While the Ajax support is certainly the star of this release, we have
> much more. Another Sam Stephenson goodie is Pagination support, which
> lets you seamlessly spread the results of a list across multiple pages
> by combining controller-side and view-side support for pages and
> navigation.
>
> Also of note is that Rails applications no longer require their own
> virtual host to be easy to setup. It's now possible to symlink the
> public directory from underneath an existing hierarchy, so your
> application can live under hieraki in /community/hieraki. This should
> make it considerably easier to install and distribute applications that
> need to live on shared servers. If you want to make your own
> application vhost agnostic, have a look at the AssetTagHelper that'll
> automatically create the proper paths for images, stylesheets, and the
> likes.
>
> The Action Mailer gained inbound capabilities in this release. By
> implementing the receive(email) method, you can target your Action
> Mailer from fx postfix and have it process incoming emails. We've even
> enhanced TMail to make it easy to process international emails (auto
> converting to UTF-8) and handling file attachments. See the example in
> the README.
>
> On top of all that there's a new script/runner for making it easy to
> call your Rails domain model from CRON, there's a new Flash module,
> there's database indifferent limit/offset, and a truckload of fixes,
> enhancements, and tweaks. Do enjoy!
>
> * Rails              : http://rails.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
> * Active Record      : http://ar.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
> * Action Pack        : http://ap.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
> * Active Support     : http://as.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
> * Action Mailer      : http://am.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
> * Action Web Service : http://aws.rubyonrails.com/files/CHANGELOG.html
>
> Updating: If you√”e coming from Rails 0.10.1, just run rails --skip in
> the root of your application to get the new files. You shouldn√’ need
> to change any code.
> --
> David Heinemeier Hansson,
> http://www.basecamphq.com/   -- Web-based Project Management
> http://www.rubyonrails.org/  -- Web-application framework for Ruby
> http://www.loudthinking.com/ -- Broadcasting Brain
>
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