Development of Rails 3 on schedule
The developers of the Ruby on Rails framework have, as promised, made the first beta of Rails 3 available within their scheduled time frame. Rails founder David Heinemeier Hansson announced that more than 250 developers contributed to the release, submitting a total of 4,000 commits since the current 2.3 development line.
The Rails 3 interface is designed to make it easier to add and manage plug-ins. Reportedly it also includes a mechanism that protects applications against XSS (Cross-site Scripting) attacks. APIs which are considered obsolete and have been marked as "deprecated" are highlighted via alerts. This is designed to assist developers with migrating application code written in a previous version of Rails without having to start reprogramming it straight away. A comprehensive discussion of the new Rails features is available from Yehuda Katz, who is one of the core developers of Rails and Ruby.
- Ruby on Rails 2.3.5 includes minor bug fixes, a report from The H.