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Rails Conf 2015
David Heinemeier Hansson kicked off the conference by announcing a few new features in Rails 5: Rails API, turbolinks 3, a native mobile wrapper and web sockets support (a.k.a. Action Cable).
Aaron Patterson started the second day with a punishing amount of word play jokes. In between trolling other keynote speakers and rebooting his computer, he also dropped an incredible amount of performance knowledge.
Don’t forget to catch the lightning talks towards the end of the stream!
Just because it is Rails Conf, it doesn’t mean contributions to the Rails codebase will see any slow down. In fact, 37 contributors made their mark on Rails this week, with 11 first-time contributors!
As mentioned in David’s keynote, Rails API will be part of Rails 5. Follow the pull request to track the progress and chime in on the discussion. (Please avoid leaving +1 comments!)
With this patch, you can easily check if a single attribute has previously changed and react to those changes appropriately.
That’s a wrap
It’s been quite a week! We didn’t have room to cover everything that happened in Rails, so head over and take a look for yourself.
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