Ruby on Rails 1.0 released

The open-source Web development framework aims to make it easier to deploy and administer Web applications.

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Makers of the Ruby on Rails software on Wednesday released version 1.0 of their open-source Web development kit.

Ruby on Rails is a set of tools, or a "framework," for building Web applications with the scripting language Ruby. Started by David Heinemeier Hansson, Ruby on Rails has received accolades for the productivity it brings to developers. Heinemeier Hansson said that the project is already working on version 1.1. In a previous interview, Hansson said that the open-source project will focus on making it easier to deploy and administer Web applications.