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Episode #445 – March 4th, 2014

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It's pattern-mania this week with: interactors, adapters and components-based architectures. Omniref allows us to take a step back to look at dependencies between popular Ruby libraries and we learn about RubyMotion gotchas for Rails developers.

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Interactors Jump to Story

Yesterday, the team over at Grouper released the first part of a blog series they call Rails, the Missing Parts. In part one, they talk about using Interactors in your Rails application to detangle your ActiveRecord objects and business rules from your controllers. They have the benefit of encapsulating your business rules and model interactions in one, more easily testable place. And, they have the side benefit of allowing you compose new service objects with others to make more intricate interactions. I think it’s interesting to mention that David Heinemeier Hansson jumped into the Hacker News discussion to point out that this is a good practice, only when it needs to be done. It’s overkill to do it always, but if you’ve got a sign up form or something that manages multiple models, then maybe it makes sense.

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