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Tag Archives: gems
Announcing the display_case gem, an implementation of the Exhibit pattern described in (and extracted from) “Objects on Rails”. Continue reading
One of the points I try to make in Objects on Rails is that you don’t need to let other libraries or frameworks dictate the public face of your objects. Just because you use ActiveRecord, for instance, to persist the … Continue reading
I am very proud to announce a brand new, incredibly cool Ruby gem: NoneSuch. Here’s a short video to introduce it. UPDATE: Got a NoneSuch success story? A disastrous failure story? Enter the contest and win a ticket to Day Camp 4 … Continue reading
Number two out of three in my weekend releasing spree, I’m happy to announce the availability of “FailFast”:http://fail-fast.rubyforge.org v.1.0.0. h2. Description FailFast is a collection of assertion methods intended for lightweight contract checking. h2. Installing sudo gem install fail-fast h2. … Continue reading