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GoDaddy.com,  registrar of domain names worldwide  now supports Web sites created using Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is an open-source framework which lets developers easily assemble rich and dynamic Web sites. Programming with Rails allows a Web designer to wrap applications easily around a database. It has been widely acclaimed in Web development and software engineering circles as a new standard for ease of development and speed of delivery. "Our customers are finding Ruby on Rails to be incredibly valuable in shaping their online presence," said Bob Parsons, GoDaddy.com CEO and Founder. "We are pleased to be able to offer support for a framework that increases the utility of the sites we host." "We came over to Go Daddy specifically because Ruby on Rails was offered," GoDaddy.com customer Khiem Ngo said. "It's a very agile framework, it gives you a lot more functi... (more)

RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio Is Out

"It has been a long time coming and includes a lot of new features and polish," said Chris Wiiliams, who runs the RadRails project. "We're especially proud of the progress we've made here at Aptana since we took over the project. RadRails 0.7.2 users will definitely want to check out this new release - it offers a more stable environment, full Rails 2.0 support, support for JRuby, and a boatload of new features." Williams' comments came as Aptana today released RadRails 1.0 for Aptana Studio, a development plugin for Aptana Studio which itself can run standalone or be plugged int... (more)

New Relic Announces Support for Ruby on Rails Release 2.2

New Relic has announced that its RPM Rails Performance Management tool successfully manages web applications running on the recently released Rails 2.2 version. "Ruby on Rails is always evolving and has over the past five years gone through some fifty-plus public releases," said David Heinemeier Hansson, creator of Rails and member of the Rails Core Team. "Rails developers need the supporting ecosystem to keep up with that evolution. New Relic is proving that they're willing to do just that by being quick to ensure compatibility with Rails 2.2." Ruby on Rails is an open source ... (more)

Testing in Ruby on Rails

You've just finished writing your Ruby on Rails application, your test suite tests your models and controllers in depth, but you still can't tell from your tests if your RJS responses are functioning properly, or if a Javascript error is happening in the browser, which means that your tests can still be improved. In this talk, the speaker will outline some options you have for testing your AJAX-powered Ruby on Rails application from both the client and server sides. The speaker will show examples illustrating how to test your RJS calls from the server-side with the use of some Ra... (more)

Ruby On Rails Moves At 'Acela' Rates Toward Java

If Java is a steady freight train, then Ruby on Rails is one of the sleek, super-fast Acela trains that whoosh travelers along Amtrak's Northeast Corridor. Java has come under pressure as being unfit for the Web tier because of its complexity, while scripting or dynamic languages such as PHP, Perl and Python continue to gain acceptance because of their ease of use and performance. At both the EclipseCon and TheServerSide Java Symposium last week, two major Java-oriented events, the mantra seemed to be about how to make Java more like Ruby on Rails. Indeed, due to the complexity o... (more)