Technology tire kicking: trying Rails 4.0 beta
As I mentioned in my last blog article I am (mostly) shutting down my consulting business in order to have time for work on writing projects and to try to develop three business ideas. All three involve web apps/services and I want to use Clojure for two of them and Rails for the third.
Rails 4 should be released early in 2013 but I thought I would get a leg up and start experimenting with Rails 4 now. Fairly easy to set up and try:
git clone https://github.com/rails/rails.git cd rails gem install sprockets rake build ; rake installAnd then version 4 beta is installed:
✗ rails -v Rails 4.0.0.beta ✗ rails new testapp -d postgresqlI had to comment out the assets group in the generated Gemfile before bundle install but otherwise everything worked fine.