Backpack API

The Backpack web service has been available for a few short hours, and already O’Reilly has started using it on their Radar Blog. They’ve devised a nifty way of tying together content on their public backpack pages, with the Amazon API in order to produce their books page. This reminds me a lot of shell scripting on a *nix system, tying together applications to build something new. Very cool stuff.

Great Presentation on Ruby on Rails

Obie Fernandez of ThoughtWorks put together a great presentation on Ruby on Rails for the Agile Atlanta group. It does a good job of covering all of the things that make Rails great. See for yourself here. (via Curt Hibbs post to the rails mailing list)