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Episode #13 - September 25, 2009

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Github's move to Rackspace, a Gravatar plugin, and a wrapper for a new Twitter API are all covered in this Friday's episode. We also show you an open source alternative to GitHub, tips on creating Excel friendly CSVs, and how to speed up your Shoulda tests.

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fast_context for Shoulda Jump to Story

If you are using Factory Girl and Shoulda, you may notice that your tests can get pretty slow. Pratik has released a piece of code called fast_context. By replacing your context block with a fast_context block, the setup block will run only once for that context, and not before every single shoulda macro call.

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