Name: [098] David Heinemeier Hansson
Member: 114 months
Authored: 2 videos

The Original Ruby on Rails Screencasts [ID:029]

a series of video-tutorials by David Heinemeier Hansson

These three screencasts are the original three videos which helped spark the Ruby on Rails phenomenon. Learn here how to write a blog in just 15 minutes, build an interface to Flickr in 5 minutes and painlessly migrate your database schemas.

Video Tutorials

1. Putting Flickr on Rails

Ruby on Rails is not just for playing with your local database, it's for taking on the web. So in 5 minutes, we create a web-based search engine for Flickr using their public API with all the fades and glamour of Ajax. How's that for a low-tech alternative to something fancy like Flash. Uploaded 29th October 2006, running time 6 minutes. Aggregated from the Ruby screencasts page with permission [...]

2. Evolving your database schema without a sweat

Before you know it, you'll have data that you care about in your application. Which makes adding, removing, or changing the schema an error-prone, time-consuming, and frustrating process. That is, unless you're using Ruby on Rails. In 20 minutes, you'll learn all about how database migrations can make your schema as flexible as your code with no fear of data loss. Uploaded 29th October 2006, runn [...]

3. Creating a weblog in 15 minutes

In 15 minutes, we go from scratch to complete weblog engine: with comments and an administrative interface. But since the actual application only took 58 lines to complete, we also have time left over to do unit testing, examine the logs, and play around with the domain model. Uploaded 29th October 2006, running time 16 minutes. Aggregated from the Ruby screencasts page with permission from Davi [...]

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