Yehuda Katz is a member of the Ember.js, Ruby on Rails and jQuery Core Teams; he spends his daytime hours at the startup he founded, Tilde Inc.. Yehuda is co-author of best-selling jQuery in Action and Rails 3 in Action. He spends most of his time hacking on open source—his main projects, like Thor, Handlebars and Janus—or traveling the world doing evangelism work. He can be found on Twitter as @wycats and on Github.
First Rails Presentation
October 4th, 2007
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 :)