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Rails 4 Gotchas

In order to get some pivots up to speed on Rails 4 in anticipation of our clients’ needs, we’ve been upgrading several internal applications. In doing so, we ran into several gotcha described below. We’ve omitted the common stuff — deprecated find_by matchers, etc.

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Complicating SimpleBDD

With the help of Robbie Clutton’s SimpleBDD gem, my pair and I had structured our client’s tests into Cucumber-style Given/When/Then tests that our client product manager could read and understand. However, we felt that our improved high-level structure came at the expense of repetitive low-level methods.

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Coding while deploying with Git Deployment Directories

Two tenets of Pivotal are continuous integration and coding if you’re in front of a computer.  These goals can conflict when you’ve just wrapped up a story and are about to push to a staging environment – while your final tests and deploy are running, you can’t modify your Git working tree.  

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