Rails 6 excitement, connection pool reaping, bug fixes

Posted by dodecadaniel, August 25, 2019 @ 12:00 am in News

Greetings! Daniel here, reporting from Brooklyn, NY.

Rails 6 in the wild

I know we mentioned this last week, but I am so excited I wanted to mention it again. Rails 6 has been out for a little over a week and has had over 60,000 downloads. Check it out today!

Ensure connection reaper threads respawn in forks

I didn’t know much about this part of Rails before looking at this PR. The connection pool synchronizes thread access to database connections. The reaper continuously calls reap and flush on the connection pool. I have just one question: can somebody translate Aaron Patterson’s comment for me?

Avoid reaping parent connection pool after fork

This is from the same part of Rails as above. I really enjoyed seeing the collaboration between Guo Xiang Tan and John Hawthorn in these PRs. Nice work!

Fix memoization bug in Active Record

Anmol Arora noticed and fixed an Active Record bug that has been around for years. Excellent work on your first commit to Rails!

29 people contributed to Rails over the past week, including 8 first-timers. Check out the full list of changes, and if you are interested in helping out check out the open issues. Until next time…