Gnarly News December 2022

  • December 30, 2022
  • Ethan Fertsch
  • 1 min read

The software development landscape is constantly changing. As a software consultancy, it’s our responsibility to keep our finger on the pulse of the industry. Here are some headlines that caught our attention recently.

Ruby 3.2.0 RC 1 Released

We’re all eagerly awaiting the seasonal gift of a new Ruby version; this year it’s 3.2. Earlier in the month, the first release candidate launched and is looking really promising. Some interesting features include the improved Regexp matching algorithm, new debugging tools, and a few updates to small classes like Struct, whose initializer no longer requires the presence of keyword_init: true to use keyword args. Small victories, folks.

The React.js Documentary to Launch in Early 2023

Apparently, they make movies about programming frameworks. Who knew? The React.js Documentary, produced by the folks over at Honeypot, is set to launch in February of 2023 and the trailer was recently released (linked above). This project is said to cover the origins of React, highlighting the resistance it was met with at its inception. Everyone loves an underdog.

Shopify Adopts Rust for Systems Programming

Last month, we covered the announcement of a $1M investment in the Rails Foundation. Shopify was one of the major contributors to that pledge. After adopting Rust as their Systems Programming language (for things like high-performance network servers or extending Ruby), they followed suit and joined the Rust foundation as their first gold-level member.

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