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Benjamin Oakes

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Hi, I'm Ben Oakes and this is my geek blog. Currently, I'm a Ruby/JavaScript Developer at Liaison. Previously, I was a Developer at Continuity and Hedgeye, a Research Assistant in the Early Social Cognition Lab at Yale University and a student at the University of Iowa. I also organize, ICRuby, OpenHack Iowa City, and previously organized NewHaven.rb. I have an amazing wife named Danielle Oakes.

Fast Specs

by Ben

I gave a talk on “Fast Specs” at our first round of lightning talks for ICRuby. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

Summary: techniques for speeding up the test suite in your Rails app (subsecond specs in some cases)

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[…] up the views, and moves logic to easily testable objects. In fact, most tests for presenters can be fast specs and still test […]

[…] happened at least in part because we were writing fast specs, which needs all the necessary files to be required. However, we did end up refactoring our […]

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