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Issue 211 — September 4, 2014
David Heinemeier Hansson
The Rails core team has gained a couple of new members, Yves Senn and Godfrey Chan, but Yehuda Katz is stepping back. Give a shout-out to Yehuda on Twitter @wycats for his epic work on Rails 3 and more.

Thomas Cannon
Thomas first looked at what you stand to gain from switching to MiniTest, before looking at how to port your existing tests.

Robert Pankowecki
A look at an elegant way to decouple your Ruby code from third party code to improve modularity and maintainability, complete with a practical example, and a look at how to test adapters.

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James Coglan
An extensive write-up of how one app reached bloated table hell when using single table inheritance and how they redesigned and reimplemented their approach.

Josh Clayton
Josh argues that acceptance tests should remain at a similar level of abstraction throughout, using helper methods to do so.

Daniel Kehoe
An overview of authorization techniques in Rails, including role-based authorization, with a comparison of the CanCan and Pundit gems.

Fabiano Pereira
A look at seven steps you can take to build a Ruby app that follows some of the ‘clean architecture’ ideas outlined in Uncle Bob’s famed Ruby Midwest keynote, Architecture, the Lost Years.


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