A Movie of last Tuesday’s Intro to Rails talk is now available.
Last Tuesday evening I gave a “Quick Introduction to Rails” talk at the local XP users group. The talk was a departure from my normal presentation style and was inspired (in part) by Dick Hardt’s Identity 2.0 talk I saw at OSCON last year. Bill Barnett has made a movie of the talk available for download, so those of you who missed it can still see it.
I will be giving shortened version of the talk again on the 21st of January at the Dayton-Cincinnati Code Camp sponsored by the Dayton and Cincinnati .NET users group. I will also be giving the popular 10 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know About Ruby talk at the same conference. Hope to see you there.
I probably won’t post the “Intro to Rails” slides. (Update: See below). I don’t think the slides stand alone very well. But several people have asked about links to the stories I mentioned. Here is a partial list:
There’s some other great articles on Stuart’s and Justin’s Relevance blog site. Also, the Hoare paper is a classic and well worth the read (even though I understand he retracted much of what he said about Ada later).
The software I used for the slides runs entirely on Firefox, and a reference can be found here: http://cardboard.nu/blog/2005_12_15/a_cute_mozilla_xul_app.html.
Here are some references on the influences on that particular presentation style:
It is interesting to note that TAKAHASHI Masayoshi, the inventor of the Takahashi method, is involved with Ruby in Japan.
Several people have asked for the slides and pointed out that if I published them, you could watch them in conjunction with with the video. Ok, good point.
The online version of the presentation is available here.
If you wish to download the presentation for local viewing, or for your own use or modification (under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Non-Commercial License), then here is a tarfile. If you download the tarfile, make sure you specify the data file properly in the URL. See the live link above for an example.