Ruby on Rails 3.2 aids the developers

The new version of the Ruby on Rails framework features new developments that could aid Web development

By , IDG News Service |  Software, Ruby on Rails

"Ruby on Rails is interesting because it gets out of your way," said Aaron Batalion, LivingSocial chief technology officer and cofounder. Hansson's architectural philosophy of convention-over-configuration meant that many routine tasks of app building, such as connecting to a database, were streamlined by the framework.

When Batalion and his partners started building the LivingSocial platform in 2007, the company tried using Java Enterprise Edition but got weighed down by the complexity of the platform. They were able to quickly build prototypes with Ruby on Rails, though. "We wanted to focus on the actual products we were building and less on the engineering," Batalion said.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com

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