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Included With RailsInstaller 2.0

In my article "Modern SQL Server & Rails" I covered the new default connection mode for SQL Server called TinyTDS. Thanks to the wonderful work of Luis Lavena and Wayne E Seguin both TinyTDS and the SQL Server Adapter are included in the excellent RailsInstaller project, the easiest way to get up and running with Ruby on Rails for Windows. You can download the RailsInstaller for Windows 2.0.0 preview release now.

Share Your Experiences

It is easy to see that as your application runs, a consistent pattern of SQL statements will emerge and their reuse from the plan cache will have a positive impact on the overall performance of your app. Since the latest 3.1 versions of the SQL Server Adapter leverage sp_executesql in every INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE, and DELETE statement, we can finally tap into these cached query plans on your database. We have already seen the adapter's test suite perform 15% faster. The bigger and more complex your application/database, the better your performance should be when using the latest adapter.

So share your experiences with us and let us know what this means for you. Again, I invite anyone that uses the SQL Server Adapter to join the Google Group or stop by the #rails-sqlserver room on irc.freenode.net and help us make it better. Thanks, and I hope to see you there!


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