Forum: Ruby on Rails Pursuit of Beauty

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Pete Y. (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 02:13
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I just had a flick through this presentation: http://
media.rubyonrails.org/presentations/pursuitofbeauty.pdf

I presume that a lot of this is David having a think about the future
of Rails? I scoured the docs for some of the features demonstrated,
but they certainly don't all seem to exist just yet.

A big +1 from me for:

The :through option to has_many relationships - habtm still feels a
bit kludgy, especially when dealing with additional attributes on
associations.

The form_for and fields_for helpers - this is an area of rails in
which the principle of DRY doesn't work well at the moment.

The page.replace_html stuff - complex AJAX made easy. I think I read
somewhere that this is already being worked on in edge Rails?

Cheers,

Pete Y.
Adrian M. (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 02:49
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Thanks for the link. It is indeed very, very interesting and beautiful.
Can't wait for the future!

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Ezra Z. (Guest)
on 2005-12-14 04:23
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All of those features are already in edge rails.

-Ezra
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