Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; his 9-to-5 home is at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. There he works on Skylight, the smart profiler for Rails, and does Ember.js consulting. He is best known for his open source work, which also includes Thor and Handlebars. He travels the world doing open source evangelism and web standards work.

First Rails Presentation

So I was digging through the Wayback Machine and I found the first ever Rails presentation (from March 2004), given before Rails was even released.

Take a look. There’s some great stuff in there, from the original name of the basic controller class (AbstractApplicationController), the names of the methods in controllers (do_index, do_authenticate), to passing ivars to the view (@assigns["customer"] = Customer.find(@params["id"])).

Check it out… it’s pretty cool :)

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