23 Sep '14, 6pm

Ruby on Rails: Your Code is My Hell by @avdi via @trikitrok @deAprendices

Personally, I think there are several things to blame for this problem. The first are the developers creating these large projects. I have worked on two rather large projects, my current one, including tests, is 300+ KLOC (140+KLOC without). For the current one, culprit is that it was started by Java developers who were tired of all the boiler plate code needed to get J2EE applications up and running. They were also tired of fragile tests due to mocks. As such, when they came to rails, they embraced the freedom to move quickly and also made the decision to not use the features from Java that caused them pain, e.g., mocks, stubs, isolated unit tests, etc. Today, this means we need to use a distributed test framework in order to get our tests to run in under 2 minutes (they take almost 2 hours otherwise). The other project was started by a group of php programmers who had to...

Full article: http://devblog.avdi.org/2011/08/22/your-code-is-my-hell/

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