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Ruby on Rails 2.1 is Very Close

Rails 0.5 was released June 24 of 2004 and 2.0 was released by the Rails core team on December 7, 2007

Nearly four years after its initial release, Ruby on Rails is edging ever closer to version 2.1. Rails 0.5 was released June 24 of 2004, and its creator David Heinemeier Hansson hopes that v2.1,  currently in release candidate state, will be out any moment. "We’ve been adding a ton of extra deliciously nice goodies in preparation of its release," blogged Heinemeier Hansson just last month.



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Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. From the AJAX in the view, to the request and response in the controller, to the domain model wrapping the database, Rails gives you a pure-Ruby development environment. To go live, all you need to add is a database and a web server.

According to Ryan Daigle, improvements coming in version 2.1 Include:

David Heinemeier Hansson is one of the many front-end engineering gurus who have over the years featured on the Speaker Faculty of the AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo series. Other speakers include:



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