Update 2013: This screencast is obviously obsolete (this is Rails 2 and Rails is already at version 4). It’s maintained here for historical reasons.
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Update 12/12: For those of you that think I was too fast in the video, I just posted a Tutorial with most of the content you can see in the screencast plus a few bonuses. I’ve split it into Part 1 and Part 2. Enjoy!
The First Screencast
Rails 2.0 was released officially last friday and it was a coincidence because I would present a keynote about it at our local “Rio on Rails”: http://www.rioonrails.com.br event here in Brazil. In this keynote I first presented the Rails 2.0 screencast. Tonight I decided to replay it a second time and mix an english narration over it.
I didn’t do deep research but I think this is the very first Rails 2.0 screencast released – correct me if I am wrong. The inspiration was, of course, the Creating a Weblog in 15 minutes the original screencast by David Hansson that caused so much discussion and polemic and that ultimately made Rails recognized throughout the internet.
The irony is that David made the real time blog programming during his keynote at FISL (Forum Internacional de Software Livre), back in 2005 here in Brazil. At that time almost no one knew what Rails was all about and very few people attended it. Now, almost 3 years later I’d like to go full cycle over it and make the very first Rails 2.0 screencast available from Brazil again. I hope this time our local development community pay more attention.
This time Rails doesn’t have to prove itself: it’s already got past this part. 2.0 is not about revolution, it’s about a stable and steady evolution. It’s about refinement and polish, making for an even greater user experience. I am enjoying it very much.
Without further ado, here it goes: