The first beta of Rails 3 is available. Rails 3 is a major rewrite of the codebase bringing with it stable APIs and design decisions inspired by Merb, cleaner internals, performance improvements and much more. InfoQ takes a look at the changes in Rails 3, and on which Ruby implementations it runs.
Dhananjay Nene, who has also written a nice article that chronicles the history of REST, examines the various characteristics to be expected when designing a server side Resource Oriented Framework (ROF). The article also attempts to capture the relationship with a fine grained object model of an application and its’ resource model.
Rack, the "minimal interface between webservers supporting Ruby and Ruby frameworks" has finally seen its 1.0 release. We talked to Rack developer Christian Neukirchen to learn what his plans for the future of Rack are.
Recently Dojo 1.3 was released alongside project PlugD which adds jQuery flavor to the Dojo toolkit. InfoQ has a Q&A with Dylan Schiemann, CEO of SitePen and co-creator of Dojo about the latest release, the evolution of the toolkit and TIBCO's General Interface choice to join the Dojo foundation.
In what is sure to become one of the most wide-reaching security vulnerabilities yet known, a researcher with L0pht Heavy Industries has uncovered a flaw in the standard implementation of the Quicksort algorithm. InfoQ spoke with Dildog of L0pht to learn more about this vulnerability and it's ramifications.
Jaroslav Tulach's latest book Practical API Design covers the topics of API design in modern software applications, what factors make a good API, and how to go about implementing API frameworks. InfoQ spoke with Jaroslav about his new book. We are also making an excerpt from the book available for our readers.
In this article Billy McCafferty presents S#arp Architecture, an ASP.NET MVC architectural framework meant to leverage current best practices in architecting ASP.NET web applications by providing a project code template which uses Domain-Driven Design techniques and has built-in support for NHibernate, Castle Windsor and SQLite.
In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.
The latest version of Skyway Builder Community Edition (CE) offers an open-source code generation framework for Spring based web applications. The community edition can be used to generate the code required in data, service and web layers of a Spring application. Skyway Software recently announced the general availability (GA) of Skyway Builder 6.1 version.
InfoQ has interviewed Mark Pollack, founder of Spring.NET, about release 1.2.0, made available late last year, and their plans for the near future. The major new features are: WCF, MSMQ, ActiveMQ, and Quartz.NET integration support. The roadmap contains two bug fixing releases and support for Microsoft’s test framework. Spring.NET 2 will feature ASP.NET MVC support.
Vertebra, announced at RailsConf 2008, has finally been released. Vertebra is a platform to develop and manage cloud applications. We talked to Engine Yard founder and architect Jayson Vantuyl about what Vertebra and its use of XMPP bring to the table.
The Component-based Scalable Logical Architecture for .NET (CSLA .NET) version 3.6 has been released including support for Microsoft Silverlight 2.0. CSLA .NET is a .NET software development framework which helps one to “build a powerful, maintainable business logic layer for Windows, Web, service-oriented and workflow applications”.
Given the number of frameworks now available for rich Internet application (RIA), choosing the right one, if not the best one, can be a difficult decision. Inside RIA recently completed an online survey that asked Flex/ActionScript RIA developers about their preferred frameworks.
As RIA technologies maturing, there are increasing needs for the integration between RIAs and server side technologies. X2O Framework from We Are Mammoth is one such integration solution for Flex. InfoQ spoke with Ka Wai Cheung, a partner of the We Are Mammoth, to learn how X2O Framework fits into Flex based RIA development.
Mate is a tag-based Flex framework created by AsFusion in June 2008. In the period since InfoQ reported reactions among the Flex community on its release, Mate has been gaining attention among Flex developers. developer Per Olesen at TechPer has posted his findings about the good, the bad and the ugly of Mate on his blog