This week in Rails
Apr 29 2018
Arel merged to Active Record, faster image processing and more
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This Week's Contributors
28 people contributed to Rails in the last week, including 3 for the first time! A big thank you to all of you!
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Use ImageProcessing gem for Active Storage variants
ImageProcessing gem provides a wrapper around MiniMagic and ruby-vips, allowing you to change backends on the fly and benefit from libvips being up to 10x faster than ImageMagick.
Update 'rails_welcome.png' to reflect a more diverse population
The Getting Started picture that you can see in new Rails apps was updated with a more diverse population.
Support Active Storage attachment in presence validator
`assert_presence_of` now works with ActiveStorage attachments.
Merge Arel to Active Record
To simplify release management, Arel library hosted in rails/arel has been merged to ActiveRecord, and is now located in rails/rails.
As always there were many more changes to the Rails codebase than we can cover here. But you can read all about them
! Until next week!
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