Adam and Wynn caught up with Yehuda Katz to talk about upcoming changes in Rails 3.1, SproutCore, and his growing list of open source projects.
Notes & Links
- Wynn’s deck from ‘07 pays tribute to Yehuda
- Merb influenced and later merged with Rails
- SproutCore is an HTML5 application framework for building responsive, desktop-caliber apps in any modern web browser, without plugins.
- Carl Lerche is the other half of carlhuda
- Desktop MVC != Server MVC
- Handlebars.js is Yehuda’s optimization of Mustache.js
- Backbone.js is a lightweight MVC framework from DocumentCloud
- Bundler manages an application’s dependencies through its entire life across many machines systematically and repeatably.
- One of the biggest changes in Rails 3 is The Great Decoupling
- Railtie is the core of the Rails Framework and provides several hooks to extend Rails and/or modify the initialization process
- Asset handling is coming in Rails 3.1, meaning better support for Sass, Compass, and CoffeeScript
- Do you modify your Nginx setup?
- Yehuda prefers Sass and Compass to Less since the introduction of the SCSS syntax.
- Haml is the templating language of choice for sophisticated web devs.
- Charles Lowell wrapped Handlebars.js as Handlebars.rb
- Yehuda loves CoffeeScript wants a runtime debugger before taking the plunge.
- libgit2 is a portable, pure C implementation of the Git core methods provided as a re-entrant linkable library with a solid API, allowing you to write native speed custom Git applications in any language which supports C bindings.
- Adam really loves Thor, a scripting framework that replaces rake and sake and is used by the new Rails 3 generators.
- There is no shortage of thor tasks from users on GitHub.