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Draper
Episode #286Oct 03, 201150 comments

Draper

Clean up complex view logic using Draper. This gem provides decorators (much like presenters) which bundles view logic in an object oriented fashion. In this episode I do a step-by-step refactoring of a complex template into a decorator. (12 minutes)
How I Test
Episode #275Jul 18, 2011119 comments

How I Test

Here I show how I would add tests to the password reset feature created in the previous episode. I use RSpec, Capybara, Factory Girl, and Guard to make request, model, and mailer specs. (15 minutes)
Refactoring & Dynamic Delegator
Episode #212May 03, 201023 comments

Refactoring & Dynamic Delegator

Learn how to refactor a set of conditional Active Record queries using a Dynamic Delegator. (7 minutes)
Site Wide Announcements
Episode #103Apr 28, 200840 comments

Site Wide Announcements

Sometimes you need to display an administrative announcement to every page on the site and give the users the ability to hide the announcement. See how in this episode. (13 minutes)
Refactoring Out Helper Object
Episode #101Apr 14, 200827 comments

Refactoring Out Helper Object

If you have complex view logic, this can easily lead to helper methods which call each other. See how to refactor this out into another object in this episode. This is also known as the presenter pattern. (7 minutes)
Complex Partials
Episode #99Mar 31, 200815 comments

Complex Partials

How do you handle partials which have differences depending on the action which is rendering them? Here's three suggestions for this problem. (8 minutes)
Refactoring Long Methods
Episode #91Feb 03, 200832 comments

Refactoring Long Methods

In this episode I walk you through an exercise in refactoring by taking a long method and making it more concise. (7 minutes)
Cleaning Up the View
Episode #55Jul 09, 200733 comments

Cleaning Up the View

This episode starts off with a big, messy template. Watch as this code shrinks and becomes more readable while the interface stays the same. (9 minutes)
Pretty Page Title
Episode #30May 11, 200747 comments

Pretty Page Title

If you are like me, you avoid creating page titles because it is kind of a pain. But in this episode I will show you a clean way to add titles to your pages. (5 minutes)
Refactoring User Name Part 3
Episode #12Mar 30, 20073 comments

Refactoring User Name Part 3

In the final part of this series you will see how to refactor your tests. Keeping tests clean is important because it will make testing easier to do in the future. (4 minutes)