Southern Ohio Software Symposium
August 4 - 6, 2006 - Cincinnati, OH
What's New in Rails 1.1?
Rails 1.1 is a major new release, with features in every area. We'll cover the most powerful new features, showing the strenghts of Rails and of Ruby itself. You' see not only how to use the new features, but implementation details that you can use to add your own new features.
The Rails 1.1 is packed with new features in every area. The presentation will cover five major groups of enhancments:
- Enhancements to Ruby's function model
- Enhancements to Ruby's object model
- Enhancements to ActiveRecord
- Enhancements to ActionPack
- Enhancements to the development process
The power of these enhancements demonstrates the rapid maturing of Rails as a development platform. Equally important, the elegance of some of the enhancements demonstrates the power of the Ruby language itself, and the commitment of the Rails team to use this power to make our jobs easier. We'll look not only at how to use all these new features, but also at how some of the features will implemented, so that you can use similar idioms in your own application development.
About Stuart Halloway
Stuart Halloway is the CEO of Relevance, Inc. (www.thinkrelevance.com). With co-founder Justin Gehtland, Stuart helps companies adopt agile, as well as innovative technologies such as Clojure and Ruby on Rails. Stuart is the author of Programming Clojure, Rails for Java Developers, and Component Development for the Java Platform. Prior to founding Relevance, Stuart was the Chief Architect at Near-Time, and the Chief Technical Officer at DevelopMentor.More About Stuart »