The Rails core team is inching towards version 2.1 of Rails which adds a myriad of new features including named scopes, gem dependencies and native timezone support. The official launch of GitHub has seen an explosion of articles on how to use Git, and it looks like Rails can finally become a first class citizen on shared hosts. Here are some links where you can find out more:
- Geoff Buesing goes through the new Timezone support
- Ryan Daigle explains the new named_scope functionality and how Gem dependencies work
- Peter Cooper runs through some more resources for working with Git
- Phusion releases Passenger (AKA mod_rails), that allows Rails applications to be deployed via an Apache module, in a similar manner to PHP.
More on Passenger later.