About the Talk
February 21, 2009 8:30 AM
With the announcement that Merb will be merging into Rails3, you might have some questions about what that means for the future of Rails. Yehuda, the lead developer of the Merb project (now a Rails core team member), will talk about the work he's doing to bring modularity, performance, and a public API to Rails. The first Rails3 beta is scheduled for May of this year, so you can be one of the first to get a peek into the work the new Rails team is doing.
He will cover the key elements that differentiated Merb from Rails, and talk about how, specifically, the integration will occur. This will include: -how some new Merb features have gotten an overhaul to fit in more cleanly with the Rails ecosystem -what internal changes needed to be made in order to support a more stable plugin API -how you will be able to leverage the new focus on modularity in your applications -what does "performance" mean and the plans for optimizing Rails
Yehuda will also provide insight into the rationale behind some of the most contentious decisions that had to be made during the merge planning.