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Rails 5.1.0 Beta 1

Rails 5.0 was released just some eight months ago, and now, some 3500 commits later, we’re already close to the next big release. And what release this version 5.1 is lining up to be! We’ve made great strides on long-term promises and key ergonomics while also spring cleaning a bunch of deprecated code.

Let me walk you through the highlight reel:

Loving JavaScript

We’ve had a stormy, perhaps even contentious, relationship with JavaScript over the years. But that time is past. JavaScript has improved immensely over the past few years, particularly with the advent of ES6, and with package and compilation tools like Yarn and Webpack. Rails is embracing both of these solutions with open arms and letting whatever past water flow under the bridge.

JavaScript and Ruby share a deep philosophical bond over language design, if not ecosystem management. Let’s focus on the aspects we have in common and help Rails programmers extract


 

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