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Episode #15

October 2, 2009

This week we talk about stylesheet abstraction, testing named scopes, and storing logs in a database. Also, the WindyCity Rails videos are out, a new version of Spree ...

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SASS and Why Stylesheet Abstraction Matters

Chris Eppstein wrote a blog post in which he makes a compelling argument for the use of SASS, and tells developers and designers to demand stylesheet abstraction. Stylesheet abstraction allows for more than just variables in CSS. It allows for things like function definitions, expressions, and mixins.

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