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06 February 2009, 15:42 helps Ruby developers go 1.9

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The "Is it Ruby 1.9" site allows developers to track the compatibility of Ruby Gems with the new version of the Ruby language and exchange feedback on progress of resolving issues with those gems. The site, created by Leeds based Rails hosting company Brightbox, should provide a useful tool to the Ruby community and may well help speed up the adoption of Ruby 1.9, by reducing confusion over which gems work.


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