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Episode #272 - May 15th, 2012

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We look at easier schema-less hstore on Postgres, Ruby versions in your Gemfile, and Skype in your app. We learn how to DRY better, build a Gem from scratch, build a book without scratching yourself and how to binge on Code School for free.

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  • Libskypekit & Skypekit
  • Duplication
  • Gem building process
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Code Duplication Jump to Story

In an interesting series of blog posts on Code Smells, Piotr Solnica talks about code duplication and how it’s a bit more complex than just finding redundant code. Through a few examples he demonstrates that it’s often duplicated concepts in your codebase that you should target when refactoring. He also presents cases where reducing duplication causes added complexity and obfuscation, which can be worse.

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