Hello 2021: Sole record, Same form multiple verbs, Validator with range, Rich text control

Posted by andyatkinson, January 11, 2021 @ 12:00 am in News

Hi there. Andy here, with the first newsletter of 2021, highlighting some updates to Ruby on Rails over the last few weeks. Let’s jump right in!

Find and assert the presence of exactly one record

Add FinderMethods#sole and #find_sole_by to find and assert the presence of exactly one record.

Submit the same form with different HTTP methods

This change provides the ability to post the same form with different HTTP methods. For example PUT and a DELETE requests can be made from the same form.

Validate numericality with a Range

A Ruby range can now be provided as part of a numericality validator.

Improve Action Text extensibility

Allow the HTML surrounding rich text to be customized while retaining private control over how the rich text itself is rendered.

Consistently render button_to

Change Action View helpers to always render a <button> element.

Add stats to Redis Cache Store

Add a RedisCacheStore#stats method that is similar to MemCacheStore#stats.

The option config.action_view.preload_links_header was added to allow disabling of the Link header when using stylesheet_link_tag and javascript_include_tag.

Fix: Respect getter overwrites in the model

ActiveRecord::AttributeMethods::Query will now respect the getter overrides defined in the model.

45 people contributed to Rails over the last several weeks. Check out the open issues to get involved and help out. Until next week!