Rails 3 and Beyond
Posted on March 30, 2011
By Jonathan Hoyt
I’m happy to announce that Harmony is now running on Rails 3 in production. The move was a long time coming, with the first code being committed December 28th of last year.
So what does this mean for you, the user? It means that you’ll start seeing more features added, more bug fixes, and both on a faster schedule.
The first new feature that Rails 3 allows us to roll out is Data Feeds. Data Feeds will let you pull in json or xml from other services on the web and incorporate those into your site. You could get a Google calendar feed and display a list of events, or a Twitter feed to show your latest tweets; anything that is json or xml should work.
Data Feeds is just the first in a long line of things we’re doing this year to make Harmony even better.
One thing many of you have had issues with is copying and pasting content from text editors like MS Word. Sometimes strange characters (non-visible) were pasted along with the rest of the text, and after saving that content in Harmony you could no longer edit it.
This required a support request, we would fix it, and you would be fine until it happened again. I’m excited to tell you that should be in the past now. Rails 3 properly handles those characters.
We’re hoping this fixes a few other issues we’ve seen as well. The move to Rails 3 allows us to run the latest software at every layer of our software stack, so bug fixes at each of those layers can be applied immediately.
Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
More exciting than the move to Rails 3 is our commitment to step up and work harder, better, faster, and stronger in 2011 on Harmony. We’ve expanded our team, we’re striving towards a balance of client work and working on Harmony and Gaug.es, and we’re excited to share our dreams with you.
Keep creating awesome websites and we’ll keep working to make hosting and building them simpler and faster.