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Monday
Oct082012

What's New in Edge Rails #41

Week of October 1 - October 7, 2012

The latest Rails performance brainstorm is turbolinks, which makes reloading just the page body the default for intra-application links. I'm skeptical, but it'll probably work out fine except for annoying and hard to track down edge-case breakage.

  • e35d8b18 turns turbolinks on by default for all new applications.
  • There's a new ActiveSupport::KeyGenerator that wraps PBKDF2 for use in making more secure keys. The merge is in 0a507925.
  • Action and Page caching have been extracted to separate gems; see c82cf81f for details.
  • rack-cache is no longer installed by default, though as ab4c0795 shows you can turn it on easily.

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