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Tom ten Thij
December 21, 2012

Rethinking the default rails testing conventions

Leo says: “Basically, what I’ve done for the last year or so (only with fewer *_helper.rb files). Testing in isolation doesn’t have to be painful.” http://rhnh.net/2012/12/20/how-i-test-rails-applications

50 favourite Web Development Resources from 2012 (Matt P)

http://speckyboy.com/2012/12/18/50-web-development-resources-from-2012/

Where Matt P discovers a helpful feature in his obscure editor

“Even after using vim for more than a decade, I still often learn more things about it. Today’s discovery is the command gf which opens the file under the cursor.”

Discoveries from one person’s investigation of using Ruby’s GC::Profiler: (Matt P)

http://jamesgolick.com/2012/11/19/the-cost-of-ruby-1.9.3-s-gc-profiler.html

tl;dr Caution!

Conflicting views on preventing fat models (Jolyon in Devs room)

https://twitter.com/mattwynne/status/281137831995392000

About this Mayan calendar non-sense:

Shenanigans with Ruby and utf8 whitespace characters (MattP)

http://www.rubyinside.com/the-split-is-not-enough-whitespace-shenigans-for-rubyists-5980.html

An Interactive Guide To The Fourier Transform

Pretty and insightful way to explain them, to relive those days of finally thinking you understand something complex (then promptly forgetting again of course) http://betterexplained.com/articles/an-interactive-guide-to-the-fourier-transform/

Steve’s wodge

Happy Solstice!