Ruby News Brief (Q3 2021)

Rails 7 is officially in Alpha, and it brings some very exciting new answers to how we do JavaScript, an awesome approach to at-work encryption with Active Record, SQL query origin logging, and much more. Don't miss links to some great Hotwire tutorials and this month's other standout articles.

Honeybadger's quarterly briefings keep you up to date on the most important developments in your programming communities. We curate the news so you can spend more time focusing on what's really important.

  • Events: Conferences and meetups. Upcoming and recently completed.
  • Security: Recent vulnerability reports
  • Projects: News about major community projects
  • Trending Topics: Summaries of the big topics everyone's talking about
  • Standout Content: Content that didn't fit in other sections, but that was too cool to leave out.


RubyConf 2021 on Nov 8 - 10

RubyConf is the world’s largest and longest-running gathering of Ruby enthusiasts, practitioners, and companies. It will be in Denver, in-person this year! It will also have a (cheaper) virtual option.

  • June 7: Call for proposals has opened and since closed
  • June 7: Registration for RubyConf is now open!


  • Aug 16: better_errors prior to 2.8.0 did not implement CSRF protection for its internal requests. It also did not enforce the correct "Content-Type" header for these requests, which allowed a cross-origin "simple request" to be made without CORS protection



Ruby, the language itself.

  • July 7: Ruby 3.0.2 has been released. Fixes 3 CVEs.


Rails (or Ruby on Rails) is an open-source framework that popularized Ruby for web development.

  • Sep 15: Rails 7.0 Alpha 1 Release!

Rails 7 (12)

Rails 7 is officially in Alpha, and it brings some very exciting new answers to how we do JavaScript, an awesome approach to at-work encryption with Active Record, SQL query origin logging, asynchronous query loading, exclusive autoloading through Zeitwerk, and much more.

Testing (6)

Testing code is essential to running production applications at scale, and the Ruby community is very enthusiastic about testing.

Javascript, Hotwire, and Rails (5)

Recent Rails releases and releases around the corner have changed the way Rails interacts with Javascript.

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