WebORB for Rails Release History

WebORB for Rails is a solid integration solution, backed by a dedicated U.S.-based commercial company that has invested in the creation and on-going development of its WebORB products since 2003.  The following information describes the various updates, bug fixes, patches and new functionality provided with each new releas

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2006 Release History

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WebORB 1.1.1 - 12.12.06

Added support for 'Reloadable' in service classes so that changes are reloaded when in development mode.

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WebORB 1.1.0 - 11.30.06

  • added support for basic security including handling RemoteObject.setCredentials; use the simple WebORB security system by adding the appropriate configuration to the security and acl sections of weborb-config.xml; to use your own authentication system provide a class that implements a "check_credentials( userid, password )" method and add that class to the the security/authenticationHandler section of weborb-config.xml.
  • added a Log.error call if there is an error during service processing.
  • removed 'include REML' method call from configuration code
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WebORB 1.0.9 - 11.03.06

  • added ability to map ActiveRecord instances to type classes on the client (tagged with [RemoteClass])
  • added support for invoking class methods (instead of only object instance methods)
  • added support for invoking "dynamic" active record class methods via method_missing
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WebORB 1.0.5 - 09.11.06

Added support for single table inheritance of active record models.

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WebORB 1.0.4 - 09.07.06

Added support for externalizable client-side objects.

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WebORB 1.0.3 - 09.06.06

Added support for serializing associations of active record models.

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WebORB 1.0.2 - 08.23.06

Fixed a bug with null value deserialization. Complex types with fields set to nill were not properly deserialized.

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WebORB 1.0.1 - 08.23.06

  • Exception serialization support. Exceptions thrown from user classes serialized as Flex/Flash fault messages.
  • Modified endpoint URL used by Flex applications to be relative (/weborb). The change simplifies deployment as Flex clients can connect to WebORB regardless of the context path of the hosting Rails application.
  • Added more content to README
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WebORB 1.0 - 08.21.06

  • Flex RPC support (AMF3) 
  • Support for Flex's declarative service deployment model (services declared via remoting-config.xml)
  • Flash Remoting support (AMF0)
  • Automatic conversion between Flex and Ruby data types for argument and return values
  • Support for primitive values, strings, dates, complex types and arrays