Episodes
Null Object Pattern
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Null Object Pattern

#345 Apr 17, 2022 pro
The Null Object Pattern is an old but good pattern that can help reduce complexity in our applications. In this episode, we'll look at a few different examples.

Removing Friendly Id
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Removing Friendly Id

#242 May 17, 2020 pro
Sometimes we reach for a gem because it is what we know or we've had great experience with it in the past. However, sometimes the gem is a sledgehammer for a small problem. When you don't need all of the features, sometimes developing the functionality inside your application may be a better route.

Creating a Gem From Existing Code
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Creating a Gem From Existing Code

#179 Mar 24, 2019 pro
In this episode, we look at a process for extracting business logic out of a Ruby on Rails application into a gem.

Refactoring Models
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Refactoring Models

#161 Nov 25, 2018 pro
Sometimes our models get so large that they become unmaintainable. In this episode, we look at how we can slim down the size of the models without losing functionality.

Benchmarking and Refactoring the content_for View Helper
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Benchmarking and Refactoring the content_for View Helper

#90 Jul 23, 2017 free
In a recent blog post, we looked into the content_for view helper to render breadcrumbs. Once we got the feature working, it's time to refactor the feature to lower technical debt.