December 2011: ActiveRain Software Platform Upgrade

Reblogger Maureen McCabe
Real Estate Agent with HER Realtors

Hooray.  Thank YOU ActiveRain and Merry Christmas.

Does this mean testers are done?  I am on:

http://beta.activerain.com/action/blogs_admin/reblogging_new/2659099 now. 

I turned in two things... with screen shots... I can not remember what they were.  The most devastating thing was a blog post I had started b4 using the beta and then updated on the beta version, I could see the orginal unfinished version on my laptop so I deleted it.  That deleted the published version.   There were no screen shots to turn in.  Not much to do but put the post together again.  I had the photos saved.  Most of the post was on Notepad so it was NOT a total loss.

Don't worry.... be happy that should not happen on the new upgraded, spiffy, ActiveRain...you won't be going between the two.   It's going to be a Happy New Year here with things working more smoothly.....

Original content by Nikesh Parekh

As many of you know, we have been working feverishly to update the software platform underlying ActiveRain (called Ruby on Rails) to a newer version (called Rails 2.3.14).  ActiveRain had not been updated for 5 years previously.

Today, we made the shift to Rails 2.3.14.   So now it should be much easier for us to make changes and develop new features on ActiveRain.  We should see greater stability as well.

The ActiveRain community should not see any changes to ActiveRain.  The goal was to update the underlying software platform and not make any visible changes to ActiveRain. 

BUT, if you experience any issues with ActiveRain, please post the issue here in the comments.  We are having our software developers monitor the comments on this blog post.  As we come across issues, we will quickly dive in and try to fix them as they appear.

Thanks everyone!

 

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Bryan Robertson
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Changing back-end platforms can be a real pain but they're usually done concurrently so loss of data is minimal.  Sorry you had to lose that article.  Personally, I'm most interested in performance and reliability.  As long as those are improved, I'll be happy.

Dec 21, 2011 08:10 AM #1
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Karen Baker
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Maureen~ Thanks for the heads up on the upgrade..Missed this blog from Niki ~~  Smooth sailing in 2012 ..

Hey, have a fab holiday!!

Dec 21, 2011 08:27 AM #2
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Maureen, one of the reasons I subscribe to your blog is to stay ahead. I missed this one from Niki and the new upgrades for ActiveRain. Thank you and have a great holiday weekend!

Dec 24, 2011 04:28 AM #3
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Maureen McCabe
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There is a bug... it affects Outside blogs. I used the Beta email and the Contact ActiveRain to let them know...  Merry Christmas to all! 

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