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Episode #205

September 13, 2011

Get your DataMapper fix with a Global Day of Coderetreat, find a Puffer or a Hippo, get a Direct RailsInstaller, or learn the Secret to Rails on this episode of Ruby5.


The Secret to Rails OO Design

Ruby Hero Steve Klabnik been producing blog articles illustrating why helper methods can indicate poor design and better options available to you. His solution? Use what Ruby gives you, of course... build more classes and objects. They're easier to test, share, and maintain.

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