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Pickle with Cucumber

Pickle adds many convenient Cucumber steps for generating models. Also learn about table diffs in this episode. Cucumber lets software development teams describe how software should behave in plain text. The text is written in a business-readable

Edgecase Dialog: Ruby Code Review

Sit in like a fly on the wall, while Jim Weirich and Joe O’Brien walk through a code review. The team has uncovered some very typical issues that can arise in Ruby projects. The code review is

TDD: It’s About More Than Just “Testing”

Recently, in the Rails community, there has been an upsurge of interest in testing. For instance, in the past year alone, we’ve seen the introduction of a bevy of new testing-related gems (i.e. context, cucumber, factory_girl, remarkable,

The Great Rails Refactor

In this talk, Yehuda Katz goes deeper, explaining some of the details of the work. He explains how Rails is becoming ORM agnostic, with code samples of work done so far. He shows some of the more

Test-Driving GUIs (with RubyCocoa)

Test-driven design is probably more popular in the Ruby community than in other language communities. Nevertheless, test-driven design of graphical user interfaces is still seen as something of a black art. In this talk, I’ll demonstrate how