Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 7th Dec 2007 19:44 UTC, submitted by Bill Davenport
General Development Ruby on Rails 2.0 has been released. "Rails 2.0 is finally finished after about a year in the making. This is a fantastic release that's absolutely stuffed with great new features, loads of fixes, and an incredible amount of polish. We've even taken a fair bit of cruft out to make the whole package more coherent and lean." On Zenbits, they give tips on how to install 2.0.
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RE: Wt - Qt for webs
by Richard Dale on Sat 8th Dec 2007 08:43 UTC in reply to "Wt - Qt for webs"
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I'm not sure if writing web apps in C++ is my idea of fun. I really like the way you can just change something in a Rails project and try it out instantly without needing a compile step.

There doesn't seem to be a really comprehensive Prototype based widget toolkit, only individual widgets and some interesting extensions at the moment.

Jester is an implementation of ActiveResource written in JavaScript:

I thought this post was interesting, it shows how you can use Jester with Dojo data aware widgets:

That would allow a Rails app to serve up a complete JavaScript widget based version of the app, returning the entire application code from a url like say /app. That code would then use ActiveResource and Jester to interact with the web server via RESTful urls.

The methods in the controllers could either return complete html pages for simpler browsers, or the xml for the ActiveResource widget based app. So you could write a single Rails app that would have multiple personalities; straight html, javascript widgets or active resource based web services.

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