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Discussion on: Rails 6.0.0 beta1 released

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The feature I'm more excited about is the multi DB support, you can finally easily setup a replica DB for reads and keep the writes in your main DB, with something like:

class AnimalsBase < ApplicationRecord
  connects_to database: { writing: :animals, reading: :animals_replica }

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Parallel testing support is interesting and useful, it's a great way to see if your testing suite has issues (some suites have codependencies that are unknown until you run them in parallel :D). Aside from the possible speed improvements.

I was reading just yesterday about the new autoloader which would hopefully eliminate those weird cases when you still need a require statement here and there.

Glad they also upgraded minimum Ruby to 2.5.

I'll go through the various changelogs when I have a bit more time and report back 🤣

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Adrien Poly Author

Fully agree on the parallel testing. It forces you to make independent tests.

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Ben Halpern

I agree these are the most exciting.

I can't say I was dying for Action Text but I think we'd probably make use of it. Nice to have a "standard" of sorts for internal tools.

Action MailBox also a nice to have just in case.