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  • Faster Ruby on Rails rolls into the station

    The Ruby on Rails Web development framework has plenty of rivals these days on the JavaScript front, but the framework keeps chugging along, with multiple upgrades on the horizon.

  • InfoWorld review: Heroku cloud application platform

    Heroku is a pure platform as a service -- that is, the entire infrastructure is managed by Heroku and not by you. As such, deploying a Ruby application, whether or not it is Rails based, is practically effortless. Deployment, in fact, is performed as a part of a regular SCM (software configuration management) sync via <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/torvaldss-git-the-it-technology-software-version-control-167799">Git, an innovative, freely available, and quite popular distributed source code management system pioneered by Linus Torvalds</a>, the creator of Linux.

  • InfoWorld review: Engine Yard Cloud

    Although code deployment might not be as easy with Engine Yard as with <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/infoworld-review-heroku-cloud-application-platform-180342">Heroku</a>, the Engine Yard platform is dramatically more tunable. In fact, in many ways, Engine Yard is closer to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) than a platform as a service (PaaS). Engine Yard provides a base infrastructure tuned to run Ruby applications, but the rest is up to you. Engine Yard does offer <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/application-development/torvaldss-git-the-it-technology-software-version-control-167799">Git integration</a>; however, deployment is not executed via a push, as in Heroku, but rather via Engine Yard's suite of tools and its extensive dashboard, which can sync with a Git repository.

  • Ruby clouds: Engine Yard vs. Heroku

    In the world of Ruby development, there are two primary cloud-based, platform-as-a-service offerings: Engine Yard and Heroku. Both provide an easy-to-scale, managed hosting environment, both are built on Amazon EC2, and both have a long and intimate history with the Ruby community. Nevertheless, they offer contrasting approaches and features that will appeal to different audiences.

  • Heroku, Engine Yard bolster language support on clouds

    <a href="http://www.javaworld.com/javaworld/jw-06-2011/110607-paas-for-developers.html">Platform-as-a-service</a> cloud vendors Heroku and Engine Yard have been branching out to accommodate more developers by backing more programming languages.

  • NetBeans IDE drops Ruby on Rails backing

    Citing low usage trends and a priority on Java, builders of the NetBeans IDE have killed off Ruby on Rails support in a planned upgrade, the NetBeans community announced on Thursday.

  • Rubinius Ruby language variant gets an upgrade

    Rubinius, an implementation of the Ruby programming language featuring enhancements for JIT (Just In Time) compilation and garbage collection, is being upgraded Friday, gaining improvements in debugging, memory usage, and performance.

  • Ruby on Rails 3.0 now available

    Ruby on Rails 3.0, an upgrade to the popular open source Web framework that features a merger with the Merb framework, was released Sunday, the founder of Rails, David Heinemeier Hansson, said in a blog.

  • Rails 3 to add security enhancement

    Although developers of the Ruby on Rails Web framework will miss this week's target date for offering a preview release of Rails 3, the framework's founder will be touting planned capabilities, such as a major security enhancement, during a conference on Tuesday.

  • Ruby on Rails 2.3 arrives

    Ruby on Rails 2.3, the latest version of the popular open source Web development framework, is now available, according to the Rails Web site.