My second year with Rails has been increasingly team oriented, using online collaboration tools like GitHub, PivotalTracker, Atlassian BitBucket, CodeBaseHQ and Assembla. Even though I was productive with Windows for a year on a one person project I’ve now joined my colleagues in using OS X with RVM. My use of TDD has continued with adoption of Cucumber, RSpec, FactoryGirl and Spork, and for better or worse I am now using MySQL more than PostgreSQL.
The past year has seen the release of Ruby 1.9.3 (October) and Rails 3.1 (August) and 3.2 (January). Ruby 1.8.7 has been scheduled for no further support after June 2013.