13 Ruby on Rails Screencasts

This is a great collection of 13 Ruby on Rails Screencasts of presentations made to the San Diego Ruby (and Rails) User Group. I particularly enjoyed Patrick Crowley’s ActsAsTaggable Plugin presentation. It was nice to see him talk about the differences between the gem and the plugin and then shows how to quickly implement folksonomy based tagging in a web application. Even though there is no shortage of Ruby on Rails resources and screen casts all over the Web I feel compelled to share good ones in an effort to help my readers avoid wading through some of the lower quality efforts. I feel comfortable vouching for this particular set of Ruby on Rails screen casts.

Evaluation – Rails vs Django

Rails vs Django is a nice evaluation of the two most popular web application frameworks. Rails uses the Ruby scripting language while Django uses the Python scripting language. Both are very capable and offer a unique set of features. This evaluation shows you how long it took to write the application and compares the lines of code along with some syntactical differences. I think this article has been much needed for a while and to the credit of the author(s) ( is not attributed to any particular person at all, as far as I can see), the execution here is as thorough as you would have hoped. It’s an extremely professional evvaluation of both frameworks and I think if you have any experience with either you’ll enjoy it.