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The world of web-application development framework has a new arrival: Ruby on Rails 3.2, which is said to be quicker and more convenient for web-application developers.

The first version of the Rails framework was released in 2004 as an open-source framework that would help in the quick assembly of web pages, based on the Ruby programming language, and the framework last saw a major release in August, with the 3.1 version.

The latest version of the Rails framework has a number of improvements on the previous version the most important of which is a faster development mode as it only re-loads altered classes instead of the whole library of classes used, making a larger applications a lot faster to load.  It also has a ‘tagged logger’ feature which makes it convenient for a multi-user environment—developers can now filter the log of applications based on who run them. Database queries are tagged and explained, making debugging an activity that can be performed with ease. The new routing engine implemented by the framework, called “Journey”, moreover is a breeze to use especially since it makes linking much faster and noticeable which would be of great help especially in cases that involve numbers like a hundred different links on each page.

While JavaScript has been used by a number of websites as a result of its HTML-5 compatibility, around 226,000 websites use Ruby on Rails. Aaron Batalion, chief technology officer and cofounder of LivingSocial, which uses the framework ardently, said “We wanted to focus on the actual products we were building and less on the engineering”. “Ruby on Rails is interesting because it gets out of your way”.

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