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7: Something Else Was Smellier



Ben Orenstein is once again joined by Joe Ferris, CTO of thoughtbot. Joe and Ben dive right in to a technical discussion about Objects versus Structures. They then discuss what Joe does as the new CTO of thoughtbot, and how his goal is to set up a system where everybody is teaching everybody. Finally, they discuss why Joe doesn't like using rspec's let and subject, and his strategy for writing tests without them. Object Mentor blog, Objects vs. Structures Robert Martin Shape Hierarchy (Open Closed Principle) Martin Fowler's Refactoring Code smell Case statement code smell Visitor pattern Shotgun surgery Method object Composition over inheritance paperclip Growing Object-Oriented Software, Guided by Tests thoughtbot's Parkinson's Law of Triviality (bikeshedding) Broken windows theory rspec's let and subject Mystery Guest Follow @thoughtbot, @r00k, and @joeferris on twitter.