I don’t know if I’ve let time get away from me or I’m just not as cool as I used to be but I’m still using Ruby 1.8 most of the time. The last couple of years has seen a big push towards 1.9 and now the Ruby Core Team is getting serious about leaving 1.8 in the past:
Ruby’s core developers have been actively working on their new version, 1.9, and they are about to release new 1.9.3. I have been using 1.9 for years and now I cannot go back to the days without it. Rich features. Faster execution. Rubygems integrated. Rails works perfectly. I cannot but say it is totally wonderful. Everyone please, use 1.9.
If you haven’t made the transition to 1.9, here are a few links to get you moving:
- Bruce Williams’ Migrating to Ruby 1.9 presentation
- A list of 10 things that David Black wants you to keep in mind
- The Ruby 1.9 Walkthrough video ($16) by Peter Cooper
I guess I better start updating that Rails 1.2.6 app I have running in production.