Custom year names, plus improvements and bug fixes

Posted by claudiob, June 23, 2018 @ 12:00 am in News

Hello, this is Claudio with a quick recap of what changed this week in the source code of Ruby on Rails.

Add year_format option to date_select tag

In Japan, 2000 A.D. is Heisei 12 in Wareki. Other countries like Israel and Thailand also have their own calendars.

date_select now takes a lambda option year_format that can be used to customize year names, e.g.: year_format: ->year { “Heisei #{year - 1988}”.

Support more HTTP cache controls

Add support for the stale-while-revalidate and stale-if-error extensions to the Cache-Control response header. Supporting them will make it easier to utilize reverse proxies and CDNs from Rails without resorting to hacks.

Reduce Memory Allocation when using pluck

This PR optimises ActiveRecord::Result#cast_values to avoid creating temporary arrays, reducing the number of objects allocated to 1 per row retrieved. 
Benchmark show that the new version is up to 1.5x faster.

Permit configuring the default service URL expiry

You can now specify the default expiry of URLs generated by Active Storage by setting config.active_storage.service_urls_expire_in. The default is 5 minutes.

Fix touch to behave consistently

The touch option recently added to increment! in Active Record was not updating update_at/on attributes when passed attribute names. The behavior has now been fixed.

Fix result of transform_values in AC::Parameters

This method (and transform_values!) was not consistently returning an instance of ActionController::Parameters. This PR (from a first-time contributor!) fixes it.

18 people contributed to Rails this past week, including 2 first-time contributors. Check out the list of open issues!

Among other news, a security vulnerability was disclosed this week so update Sprockets to the latest version if you haven’t yet.

Oh, and my talk about Active Storage at RailsConf 2018 is finally on YouTube. 🤗 Have a great weekend!