Ruby Core Team: Dude, Ruby 1.8 is dead, really

Posted by Peter J. Jones on

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:

I guess I better start updating that Rails 1.2.6 app I have running in production.

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Peter J. Jones has been using Ruby professionally since 2005 and is the author of Effective Ruby: 48 Specific Ways to Write Better Ruby. He speaks at Ruby events from time to time and teaches several Ruby-related workshops. Peter can be reached through our contact page or his twitter account.