I just read through Scott Raymond’s list of new features that will be in Rails 1.1. It is both impressive and extensive. This really feels more like a 2.0 to me.
In fact, the core team (and over 120 other contributors) haven’t slowed down one bit, and the next major release of Rails is imminent. If you’re running Edge Rails, you already have access to all the latest features, but perhaps a few have missed your radar. So I’d like to round-up what’s new since 1.0 (or at least, everything that’s interesting to me—I’ve skipped a ton of bug fixes and smaller changes.) Let’s start with the easier parts.