Autonomous Machine

Reloading Rails plugins in development mode

In Rails 2.3 you can cause your plugins to be reloaded with each request by adding this to your development.rb file:

config.reload_plugins = true

This was possible before, but it required altering Dependencies.load_once_paths and other black magic. I've always had issues with these approaches, and so it's nice to see official support for such a useful feature.