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Issue 346 — April 27, 2017

Sorry for the delay, but we were waiting for the final release of Rails 5.1 :-)

David Heinemeier Hansson
The final release of Rails 5.1 came at RailsConf last night. JavaScript has been embraced, there’s a new system tests feature, encrypted secrets, and more. To learn more, consider this screencast or maybe the full release notes.


Peter Ohler
The alternative C-based JSON encoding and decoding library is now fully compatible with Ruby 2.4’s ‘json’ gem and Rails 5.


Mike Perham
The popular background job processing system is now Rails 5 native, supports right-to-left languages, better handles malformed job payloads, but Ruby 2.1 support has been dropped.


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Helix
Lets you write Ruby classes in Rust without having to write the glue code yourself.


Shopify
Seems like the kind of thing that could work its way into Rails core.


Ilya Bodrov-Krukowski
A walkthrough of setting up a search and autocomplete feature in a Rails 5 app using Postgres for its database.


Tom Copeland
This example highlights why I take the possibly controversial approach of prefixing all internal object method calls with self.


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