Over the holidays I was cleaning out some old files and discovered a talk I gave in January 2007 titled “What’s New in Rails?” Yes indeed, 7 years ago we were actually building Rails app and celebrating the release of new features. In the 1.2 release we got migrations, named routes, RJS, and Active Resource just to name a few. Imagine that, migrations! Prior to that release it was still called Ruby on Rails, but by comparison it was uphill, both ways, barefoot, during a polar vortex.

Anyway, it was a fun little trip down memory lane, so I thought I’d share it. If memory serves, it was presented in a tongue-in-cheek, breaking-news style, so you kinda had to be there. Nevertheless, I hope it makes you look back with appreciation for how far you and Rails have come, and laugh a little.

As a side note, I’m proud of the fact that over all these years we’ve kept our courses up-to-date with the latest Rails version. Our current online Rails course is based on Rails 4 so you get started on the right foot!