Well, as of right now there aren’t any release notes or website update, but Dan Kubb (@dkubb) has tagged the 1.0 release of DataMapper. This is for the talk at RailsConf today that Dirkjan Bussink (@dbussink) will be giving in about 15 minutes.
A huge congrats to my friend Dan and the rest of the DataMapper team as I know this has been a colossal amount of work to get a project like this to the 1.0 state, especially with the amount of stability and test coverage that the project has.
My buddy Dan Kubb has a nice interview on the recent DataMapper 1.0 Milestone. DM is something that I have been wanting to look at forever, everytime Dan does his “let me just show you how to do this in DM instead of ActiveRecord” stints, I’m always amazed at how fast and easy he does things. Of course, I’m also amazed at how fast and easy things are done in ActiveRecord by people who are proficient in it 🙂 Time to break out the Rails 3 and see how fast and easy the integration of DM into it is!
Anyway, a great interview and well worth the read.
Remember a bit ago when Wayne E. Seguin of RVM Fame (I think he should legally change his name to that BTW) was hired by Engine Yard to do, among other things, help get Rails working properly on Windows? Well, looks like in only weeks of work, there is now Ruby and Rails on Windows in a Single, Easy Install.
If this works as advertised (haven’t had a chance to test it yet), then this is huge in giving Ruby on Rails a big edge into the Windows world, and eliminates the need for such hacky (sorry Curtis) solutions like this, previously the “best” way to run Rails on Windows 🙂
Not only that, but this gives Rails on Windows almost the same advantage it has for development on Mac and Linux: stupidly low barrier to entry. Rails has always been easy to program in, but you had to get it up and running first. On Mac it’s been included in the OS for a few versions of Mac OS, on Linux it’s been as easy as “apt-get install rails” (or equivalent), and now on windows it’ll be as easy as “go to http://railsinstaller.org/, download and clicky clicky”.