"Classic" Rails Screencast updated
The Ruby on Rails web site has published a new version of the "Rails in fifteen minutes" screencast. The original screencast, which covered the rapid building of a blog with Rails, using only a text editor, browser and a terminal window is regarded by some as one of the reasons Rails has become popular as a web development framework. Since it's production, the original has become somewhat dated, especially so since the release of Rails 2.0.
The new version is presented by Ryan Bates who produces Railscasts, a free, regular, what-is-new and how-to screencast. It now covers Rails 2.2 and the creation of a blog, but in the new version, Bates also shows how to add an Atom feed, incorporate some testing and use the Rails debugger and console. David Heinemeier Hansson, the creator of Rails said "It really takes it all up a notch". The screencast provides an excellent rapid introduction to Rails for busy developers.