I totally forgot to make this announcement anywhere except for the Haml
mailing list. Whoops!
On December 25, 2006, we released Haml 1.0!
Today we’re at 1.0.2. Give it a whirl!
./script/plugin install svn://hamptoncatlin.com/haml/tags/stable
We feel that Haml is now at a nice stable place and is feature rich
enough to blow away any of the template languages you’ve used in the
past. We listened to what you guys wanted, and we have delivered
without diluting the original ideals.
Haml is not just a one off “cool idea” for nerds. It has garnered a
proven track record for both Software Developers and Web Designers. At
Unspace, we continually use it for all of our projects and are even
more committed to using it in the future. Flat out, Haml makes us more
efficient and better programmers. It makes our code short, to the
point, manageable and sexy.
In fact, Haml is even getting coverage in the upcoming Apress book
“Beginning Rails” as the goto high-productivity way to create your
I know a lot of you looked into Haml right after the initial talk and
haven’t really given it another glance, but I’d highly recommend you
read this http://hamptoncatlin.com/2007/haml-1-0-stable-sam It gives a
run down on the “road to 1.0” and what we’ve added.
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Also, we are hard at work on the 1.5 branch where we are going to
release something that is basically an abstraction of CSS. Why? Because
we think CSS is ugly and bloated and our poor designers are floundering
in its painful syntax. We will be rolling out Sass in not too long.
Into the future beyond that, we are looking to build a fragment cache
for use around your site. LetIt::REST is a tool for helping you keep
your Rest controllers as simple and straight-foreward as you can muster
(imagine a configurable Rest controller in 4 lines. No joke!).
Haml represents more than just a template language. It represents a
flowering of Rails around a philosophy of simplicity and customization.
It represents a new way to think about your CSS classes, your model
classes, your view classes, and the structures and rules around those
Go find out more about the current state of things at
To ride the edge… and see these new features…
./script/plugin install svn://hamptoncatlin.com/haml/trunk