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10 May 2011, 13:02
James West (104 posts)

Hi all, With the release of rails 3.1 BETA I have to know what your plans (if any yet) are for covering the new features either as additions to the current book or a new book?

29 May 2011, 07:13
Trung Lê (10 posts)

The question has been raised before and I don’t think it will be a problem covering Rails 3.1 since there wasn’t much differences between 3.0 and 3.1.

30 May 2011, 13:24
James West (104 posts)

Thanks Trung, I missed your earlier question despite trawling through the forum :) There are quite a few differences such us jQuery now being the default plugin for AJAX requests etc…, not to mention coffee script and sass, the location of assets and a whole host of other improvements that do affect the fundamental development process of a Rails app in such a way as to change the way Rails apps are developed.

Here’s hoping that AWDWR will provide comprehensive coverage of these in a single resource wither as a new book or as an update to the current book

01 Jun 2011, 23:52
Matt Hogan (2 posts)

Seeing as I tried following along with this book using 3.1.0rc, I’d say yes, there are quite a few differences. The biggest issues arise when you hit the AJAX section, but you’ll also hit earlier snags with the image paths and what to do with the stylesheet. Besides the AJAX stuff, it’s easy enough to figure out on your own, but I couldn’t get past chapter 11 using 3.1.0rc.

07 Jun 2011, 17:12
Dave Doolin (1 post)

@Matt - That’s what I found as well, 3.1 induced too much overhead. Now, I’m using rvm with a named gemset (@depot) to match the recommended version numbers for all the tools, which includes ruby-1.9.2, rake-0.8.7, etc. After I finish, I might go back through and redo with 3.1 & friends.

06 Jul 2011, 03:27
James West (104 posts)

Sam, would you care to respond?

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