by Ross Allen
One of the major nerd goals for Airbnb in 2011 was upgrading to Rails 3. Our production instances made the final switch in the week leading up to Thanksgiving, but it didn’t happen all at once.
Breaking the Upgrade into 3 Steps
We added the required pieces throughout the past year, and, looking back, breaking the upgrade into three major steps was easier to manage than trying to cram it into a single deploy. The first two steps are independent from actually upgrading to the Rails 3 gem, and any Rails 2.3 app out there should do them even if there’s no intention of upgrading to 3.0. [Read more...]