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What's New in Edge Rails #31

Week of July 23 - July 29, 2012

Biggest change this week is probably the introduction of ActionController::Live, but there are lots of little advances as well.

  • 449039a8 swaps out ActionDispatch::Head in favor of Rack::Head.
  • Don't get too used to update_column, which is the 3.2.x replacement for update_attribute. In 87ffc366 it gets replaced by update_columns.
  • With 6a81ccd6 ActiveRecord::Base.all returns a Relation instead of an Array. Finally.
  • 99ea1a87 changes the behavior of Object#try to return nil if the receiving object doesn't implement the method. You can use Object#try! if you want the old behavior.
  • ActionController::Live allows any method to stream data to the client live. 0899be57 has the changelog entry.

Reader Comments (1)

You were right before. But I think this made it right again :)


July 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAditya Sanghi

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