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RailsDispatch.com Launched as Community Resource for Rails 3

New Site Features Content from Community and Engine Yard Rails Experts to Educate Rubyists and Accelerate Enterprise Adoption of Ruby

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2010Engine Yard, the leading cloud computing platform for Ruby on Rails, today announced Rails Dispatch, a new Rails-focused content site available at http://www.railsdispatch.com Beginning today, the site will feature a continuous stream of cutting-edge technical Rails content, including blog posts, videos, and written code tutorials to support the fast growing community of developers that rely on Ruby on Rails. Rails Dispatch will also cover how developers can use Ruby and Rails to enhance existing Java applications, and how developers using other languages such as PHP can benefit by switching to Rails.

"The Rails community is constantly growing, and especially with a major release, there's a need for in-depth educational content like this," said Aaron Patterson, a Rails Dispatch contributor and developer at AT&T Interactive. "There are new developers coming to Ruby and Rails every day; I do what I can to help on-board them, and Rails Dispatch is another one of those opportunities."

The launch of Rails Dispatch follows the recent announcement of the Ruby Summer of Code project. Modeled after Google’s Summer of Code program, Ruby companies, organizations, and community members joined forces to raise more than $100,000 in just three days, funding 20 internship opportunities for the upcoming summer. To get involved or learn more about Ruby Summer of Code, visit: http://www.rubysoc.org

The first content released on Rails Dispatch today is a screencast demonstrating how to build a blog application using Rails 3. Rails Dispatch will publish content for experienced Rubyists as well as developers just learning about the Rails framework on a regular basis, culminating with coverage of RailsConf 2010 in June. A sampling of upcoming Rails Dispatch topics includes:

  • Tutorials on key Rails components such as Bundler, ActionMailer and ActiveRecord
  • Updates on how Rails 3 improves the overall Ruby on Rails ecosystem
  • How Rails 3 can help developers get more out of their investment in Java
  • How developers using languages such as PHP can benefit by switching to Rails

"Because Rails 3 is a major release that provides Rails developers with powerful new capabilities, we created Rails Dispatch as a convenient resource of high-value educational content for the Ruby community," said Yehuda Katz, a member of the Ruby on Rails core team and developer at Engine Yard.

Engine Yard offers Private Cloud and Public Cloud products that help companies remove the drag of managing infrastructure and reduce application deployment and management costs. This allows developers who use Engine Yard for their Rails-based applications to focus on their true passion – building great applications. With full-time contributors to Rails, JRuby and Rubinius – Engine Yard offers developers and businesses unmatched expertise for managing and deploying next-generation web applications.

For more information about Engine Yard product and service offerings, visit www.engineyard.com or call (866) 518-YARD.

About Engine Yard

Engine Yard is the leading provider of automation technologies and services for Ruby on Rails, including the Engine Yard Cloud, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) for web developers and web teams. It provides easy-to-use, automated Rails application deployment and management, with a design philosophy that allows easy migration of existing applications. Engine Yard helps development teams realize productivity gains and cost savings by eliminating the operational overhead caused by application deployment issues and managing complex infrastructures. A significant contributor to the advancement of Open Source projects, Engine Yard employs top industry experts and sponsors or directly contributes to many projects such as Ruby on Rails, JRuby and Rubinius Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Engine Yard is backed by Benchmark Capital, New Enterprise Associates, and Amazon.com.

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