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Ruby on Rails 3.2 aids the developers

Jan 23, 2012, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

[ Thanks to Amy Bennett for this link. ]

The chief improvement in Ruby on Rails 3.2 is in how the software works in dev, or development, mode. "The new faster dev mode in particular is a major step up over 3.1," said Ruby on Rails creator David Heinemeier Hansson, in a blog post announcing the release.

Most notably, each time a new program is altered and then tested, dev mode will only reload the classes of that program that have actually been changed, rather than reload all the classes the program uses. "The difference is dramatic on a larger application," Heinemeier said.

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