Refactoring Rails is coming soon

Refactoring Rails is a new site in the making by Jeremy Voorhis and Robby Russell that’ll focus on how you can make sure that “…your code is for a human first and a computer second”. Signup to be notified on launch.

Themes, migrations, graphs, and alternate routes

A bunch of good articles on various Rails-related topics lately:

Tracking plugins temporarily on the wiki

One of the more exciting new community features in Rails 0.14 is the plugin system. It drastically lowers the barrier for people that wants to distribute their changes to the framework and for those that want to use said changes. But we haven’t yet arrived at a conclusion on how to track and aggregate these plugins, so far now the good ol’ wiki will do. Checkout the Plugins page on the Rails wiki.

Rails 1.0 RC3 (0.14.2): A bunch of little things

We’ve pushed out the third release candidate for 1.0 of Rails. This release most prominently fixes a memory leak with render_component (which affected Typo among others), the scaffolding bug, and a number of other small things. Please do upgrade. If you’re already running 0.14.1 (RC2), then you don’t need to change anything in the application.

Rails podcast has been relaunched

The Rails podcast is back in business with a handful of new shows conducted by Geoffrey Grosenbach of Topfunky. There are interviews with Amy Hoy, Obie, Matt, and Thomas Fuchs. And Geoffrey promise to keep the deliveries regular. Fire up that nano.