June 2017

MONDAY, June 19, 2017

11:30 - 1:00 PM


What’s new in Rails 5.1

Rails 5.1 has been out for over a month now. In this talk, we will look at what’s new in this latest release of Rails. This includes:

  • Yarn
  • Webpack
  • Parameterized Mailers
  • Direct / Resolved Routes
  • System tests
  • Encrypted secrets
  • Unification of form_for and form_tag into form_with

In addition to the big features, we will take a look at some of the smaller API changes and deprecations that were introduced. Rather than simply reading from the changelog, I will provide examples of how and why you might want to use the various features. Finally, we will discuss any pain points we ran into during the upgrade process.


Cliff Braton, Shift Interactive

Food Sponsor

Merchants Bonding



Meeting Location

Merchants Bonding Company
6700 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Park behind the building on the South side.

Wi-fi Internet access is available.

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