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Dec
18
comment When a task can be accomplished by either Javascript or CSS, is it better to use CSS?
Well said, but for your second example I would also not hesitate to use (a better named) CSS class. There is a definite overlap between the two in terms of presentation and behaviour, but in these examples it's pretty straightforward - the behaviour is changing the appearance on mouseover, the appearance is described in CSS.
Dec
9
comment Manufacturing vs Software Development
@Caleb: What lessons do you mean then? That's exactly what I thought you meant.
Dec
7
comment What are the London and Chicago schools of TDD?
Very nice example.
Dec
6
comment Why is Zend Framework so complicated?
Even with knowledge of the concepts, it's damn hard to get into, and to be honest I don't think it's worth the effort. The documentation is often wrong, examples on the web after usually out of date, the IRC support channel is generally dead, and from what I've seen there's no other place to get support.
Dec
1
answered What should I put in comments while commiting to the Source Control?
Nov
30
comment Single responsibility principle - am I overusing it?
@sebastiangeiger So what are the OP's three classes doing? Presentation or persistence?
Nov
30
answered Single responsibility principle - am I overusing it?
Nov
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
comment What advantages do we have when creating a separate mapping table for two relational tables
It's not just Rails-speak, virtually all of the PHP frameworks I've used refer to it as HABTM.
Nov
7
comment How does Ruby, Python, PHP manage without Spring?
Even with your definition I still have absolutely no idea what Spring does.
Oct
27
comment Should we hire one consultant for website design and another for development or find someone who will do both?
That's not really helpful... in terms of website building, frontend and backend code can quite easily be done by the same person.
Oct
26
awarded  Good Question
Oct
25
comment PHP Frameworks That Don't Use a Front Controller?
Yes, but if you're using the whole shebang (the MVC part of it) then yes, you do have to use a front controller.
Oct
14
comment How can I automate production deployments without experiencing extreme anxiety?
Thank you for asking this.... nice to know I'm not alone!
Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
@Skydreamer: Probably not necessary, but it might be good practice. As long as you're doing testing, you're on the right track :)
Sep
27
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Sep
27
answered Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
Oh yes, it's well worth the effort.
Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
* You say what the convention about step files is but then say you wouldnt know where to look to follow the convention? Why would promoting a post be in anything other than post_steps.rb? * Your features are not supposed to be code, so wordiness is irrelevant - your features are documentation on how your app behaves; * And lastly, I can only critique 'discouraging code reuse' with you're doing it wrong.
Sep
27
comment Are RSpec and Cucumber really worth it?
I can quite safely say I disagree with every one of your points about Cucumber testing. * It does not break good text editors (my gedit will highlight and autocomplete it just fine), * you shouldn't be copying any test setup from your existing Rspec setup to your Cucumber setup (the two sets of test run at vastly different levels of granularity), * if you can't be consistent about naming your pages that's not Cucumber's fault (Rails won't let you call routes different things on different days, so why should Cucumber?) (to be continued)