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Application development framework Rails went live with version 1.1 , adding more than 500 fixes and new features to the popular system for developing Web applications with the lightweight Ruby scripting language. The star addition to Rails 1.1 is RJS, which enables JavaScript calls in Ruby code and simplifies AJAX (asynchronous JavaScript and XML)-style programming. Tasks that previously required more extensive coding and server calls can now be handled more concisely with RJS. "It makes Web application programming a lot more like desktop GUI [graphical user interface] programming," said Jeremy Voorhis, lead architect at Planet Argon, a Portland, Ore., services firm that specializes in Ruby on Rails development. Planet Argon has already used RJS on several client projects. Because Rails is an open source project, developers can start working with new features before t... (more)

GoDaddy.com To Support Open Source Web Builder, Ruby On Rails

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... (more)

Cyberhive Supports Ruby On Rails

Web hosting provider CyberHive Web Hosting has announced it is now hosting Web sites created using Ruby on Rails. Ruby on Rails is an open-source framework that enables developers to easily assemble rich and dynamic Web sites, and has set a new standard for ease of development and speed of delivery. Programming with Rails allows a Web designer to wrap applications easily around a database. "Ruby Rails is undoubtedly one of the most important open-source projects on the Web hosting scene today," says CyberHive in its press release. "The software is a great addition to our already ex... (more)

ELC and FiveRuns to Deliver Ruby on Rails Applications

ELC Technologies and FiveRuns have announced a strategic partnership to provide business-critical, enterprise-class Ruby on Rails applications for global companies. Working together, ELC and FiveRuns will enable organizations to develop robust enterprise applications, monitor application performance, and help IT executives manage and integrate open source Rails resources as a competitive advantage in their enterprise infrastructure. “This alliance allows us to provide a combined resource to customers who are serious about Rails for their business; the best Rails programming exp... (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)