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Episode #321 - November 9th, 2012

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Today's Ruby5 goes BOOM! with some great advice from Joe Ferris on testing Javascript and not getting carried away with RSpec's DSL. Evan Light shows us the pitfalls of accepts_nested_attributes_for, some fat model refactoring, and more, more! MORE!

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  • Test External JS Requests
  • Ruby method lookup internals
  • Let's Not
  • Refinements, FIGHT!
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