This is going to be the last issue in 2014 as we are closing for the holidays in the next two weeks. On behalf of the editorial team (join us!), I would like to thank you for your interest in our work. It was a real pleasure to curate this newsletter for all of you lovely readers.
We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy Happy New Year. Looking forward to be back next year with more exciting news and updates from Rails-land!
The Rails team has officially released Christmas the final version of Rails 4.2.0 today. Since the first beta, we have logged over 1600 commits! Big thank you to everyone who contributed to this release!
You can now configure the serve_static_files option (was serve_static_assets) from an environment variable, making it easier for platforms like Heroku make your applications as expected work out of the box. (For normal deployment you'd probably want to serve the those files from your web server directly.)
Previously, rake db:schema:load and rake db:structure:load would attempt to first purge the relevant database. This was problematic on environments like Heroku, so it was reverted in favor of a less intrusive option.
That's all for This week in Rails. As always, there are more changes than we have room to cover here, but feel free to check them out yourself!