Our headline feature, the new Active Storage framework, has been expanded with deeper content-type identification, as well as a ton of other improvements.
It also had a few extra months of battle-testing in production at both Basecamp and elsewhere. During the beta, we’ve also managed to squeeze in a few additional improvements. Basecamp and lots of other shops have already been running the Rails 5.2 beta in production for months.
Rails has fully embraced modern Java Script with a pre-configured build pipeline run by Webpack. It’s been too hard to deal with file uploads in Rails for too long.
Rails has fully embraced modern Java Script with a pre-configured build pipeline run by Webpack. And of course there’s about five bajillion other fixes, improvements, and tweaks in this new, big release of Rails.
So not only is the framework already used in production, it was born from production.