Welcome to This week in Rails – #RailsTurns10 Edition!
As mentioned last week, the first public version of Rails was unvealed to the world 10 years ago today. Its a great time to reflect on the things Rails taught us along the way – join the discussion on Twitter and Hacker News!
If you were curious about the milestones along the way of this 10-year journey, Luke Francl did a great writeup for that. If you prefer, you can always watch his presentation at this year's RailsConf instead.
This was added a little while ago, but I don't think we have covered it yet. This handy utility method makes it easy to load custom configurations for the current environment, much like how database.yml works.
Active Record master now supports the "jsonb" data type on PostgreSQL with this pull request. This is a new feature on PostgreSQL 9.4+, enabling more efficient and sophisticated indexing and querying on JSON data. You can read more about it here.