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Top 5 oldest version of ruby rail;
 0.9.2 December 23, 2004 (36.5 KB)
 0.9.1 December 17, 2004 (36 KB)
 0.9.0 December 16, 2004 (36 KB)
 0.8.5 November 18, 2004 (22.5 KB)
 0.8.0 October 25, 2004 (20.5 KB)
Top 5 latest versions of Ruby rail;
 4.0.0 June 25, 2013 (1.47 MB)
 4.0.0.rc2 June 11, 2013 (1.47 MB)
 4.0.0.rc1 April 29, 2013 (1.49 MB)
 4.0.0.beta1 February 26, 2013 (1.49 MB)
 3.2.14 July 22, 2013 (3.5 KB)
Ruby on Rails is a popular web application framework written in Ruby, a general purpose object oriented programming language. Just like many other web application frameworks, Ruby on Rails utilizes the model view controller (MVC) architecture. It includes tools which allow it to make many common development functions easier out of the box. Through the use of scaffolding, Ruby on Rails can automatically construct views and models needed for most basic websites. In fact, that is the reason behind Ruby on Rails; to make websites easier to create. Ruby on Rails history still is short, but a lot has happened in that short time.
Based on his work on Basecamp, a 37signals project management tool, David Heinemeier Hansson first released Ruby on Rails as open source in July 2004. However, it was not until February 2005 that he shared the commit rights to it. Later, in December 2005, version 1 of Ruby on Rails was released.
Since Ruby on Rails needs a web server to run, early versions generally used the Mongrel web server. Of course, it could also be run on other web servers from Apache to nginx. On nginx, it could either run as a module, such as Passenger, or via CGI, Fast CGI, or mod_ruby.
Version 1 was eventually replaced with version 1.2 in January 2007. Although there were a few improvements to it, there were not many. It ran on additional web servers and was easier to install on most web servers.
Ruby on Rails became very popular and mainstream after Apple decided to bundle and ship it with their Mac OS X operating

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