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Extracting the InviteRedeemer class from the Invite model in Discourse – Part 1

After poking around the Discourse project on Code Climate, I found that the Invite#redeem method was given a high complexity score. After studying the redeem method for a bit, I decided it would be a good subject for the next refactoring. The method that we started with is shown below. While looking at the original method, there are a few things...

But What About Testing?

In the last post, I didn't mention testing but please don't take that to mean that no testing was done.  I ran tests as soon as I forked the repository and after each small change.  Like I heard at the recent Ancient City Ruby conference, you don't want to stay in the red too long. While I was living in...

Removing Duplication From the Post Model in Discourse

Discourse made a big splash a few months back when the project was first revealed.  Being that it's such a well known codebase in the Ruby community I decided to spend some time doing some minor refactoring to get my feet wet. After looking at the scores on Code Climate, the Post model seemed like a good place to start....

The Shift

In November 2011, I took a Ruby on Rails Pragmatic Studio class taught by Jim Weirich and Dave Thomas where I learned just how different things could be when you've been a Microsoft guy all of your career. While I will continue to use .Net and other Microsoft products on a regular basis, I feel that Ruby and Rails...