Christmas Day 2007 was a long time ago. But that’s when the first 1.9 development release of Ruby appeared.
Now, nearly three years later, Ruby is out with version 1.9.2, described as the first “production-ready 1.9 implementation.” The release comes as the related Rails gears up for its 3.0 release, and the new features will soon find their way into the JRuby project. Code Guru takes a look.
The open source Ruby development language has been rising in popularity in recent years. This week, Ruby developers released version 1.9.2, which may well help to further adoption as Ruby continues to evolve and mature.
The new release, which features performance improvements as well as some fixes and new features, comes at a critical time for the Ruby ecosystem. For one thing, the popular Rails framework for Ruby (Ruby on Rails) is gearing up for its 3.0 release, making Ruby 1.9.2 not just a long-anticipated update, but one that’s been closely watched due to its implications for a wide array of related projects.