Version 1.1 of application development framework Rails went live earlier this week, with more than 500 fixes and additions, including simplified Ajax programming. (See Information Week for more.)
“It makes Web application programming a lot more like desktop GUI [graphical user interface] programming,” said Jeremy Voorhis, lead architect at Planet Argon, a Portland, Ore., services firm that specializes in Ruby on Rails development. Planet Argon has already used RJS on several client projects. Because Rails is an open source project, developers can start working with new features before they make their way into a formal release.