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  1. improve performance

    Rails should be faster and leaner, Rails must have a central page on the rubyonrails.org website dedciated to deployement, scalability and maintenance of rails applications, Rails should have tools to benchmark code and see what sections of the application should be improved to reduce request processing.

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      started  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Unbind the framework from Test::Unit and Prototype

      Nowadays, more and more people (like me) are using alternative testing solutions like BDD, or alternative Javascript/Ajax approaches like jQuery. Rails is bound to Test::Unit and Prototype right now, and this should be an open decission by the programmer, not by the framework itself... what do you think?

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      • Make ActionMailer consistent with regular controllers

        ActionMailer is currently decoupled from ActionController, so changes that have been made to ActionController since the early days of Rails have to be hacked onto AM in inconsistent ways.

        Let's abstract a common superclass or mixin and use it in both ActionController and ActionMailer. This will bring ActionMailer up to par with ActionController in the short term, and will help avoid feature drift in the future.

        307 votes
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        • better support for non-relational databases

          Rails ActiveRecord make easy to work with a relational SQL based database but there's a few support for the non-relational ones, like a document-oriented database. In many cases the non-relationals databases are a better choice.

          273 votes
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          • have less overly clever code in the core

            overused of metaprogramming and overly clever code in general in Rails is annoying: it is very hard to read

            418 votes
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            • have a public and plugin API

              The public and plugin API should be defined and tested.

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