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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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Component-based Architecture in Ruby and Rails Jump to Story

Speaking of Interactors or Service classes, there is a talk from Stephan Hagemann at MountainWest RubyConf 2013 that is a great overview on component-based architectures in Ruby and Rails. He shows with simple examples how you can extract self-contained business logic into modules, gems, engines, etc. He doesn’t actually use these as external gems. His central point seems to be that it’s easier to think about modules — even if you don’t fully extract them — when they have their own namespace. I tend to agree with him: clear naming tends to make it easier to see the edges of a class’s responsibility. As he demonstrates, the fact that a Rails app originally defines no namespaces sort of encourages a hodge podge mentality where responsibilities are mixed and it’s not clear what’s in charge of what exactly. Stephan shows how to create the gem structure without the need to run gem build or actually publish the gem itself. Instead it all stays within the Rails app despite. So he gets the benefits of a distinct interface and he can add the gem to the Gemfile using a local path. Ditto for mountable Rails engines.

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