Fancy something in gold? Maybe with a Ruby? OK, I’ll stop being cryptic. IBM has announced the 1.0 release of the Ruby driver and Rails adapter for IBM databases (get it .. the “gold” release). That means DB2, Informix and Apache Derby/cloudscape. Great work team! This is a huge boost to the Ruby/Rails community, as IBM is one of the few vendors to release and support a vendor-provided driver/adapter. I have some examples of code from the book that shows off Rails and DB2 in action – so take a look at the free code examples on the book site.