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view_context is a method on ActionController::Metal (iirc) that builds a new 'view context object.' This is usually an instance of ActionView::Base, but is override-able. Every time you call it, it generates a new one, because caching is hard, basically.

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Hi there! I maintain both AMS and Draper, so maybe I can give you some insight. ;)

Draper is about general decoration, AMS is about serializing to JSON. I know several people that use both together: Draper for adding presentation-only concerns, and then AMS to actually do the conversion.

It's arguable that serialization and view-specific logic are two different concerns, and require two different objects.

Also, if you use Draper's #to_json, you miss out on the conventions that AMS provides.

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Rails is built on conventions. AMS is built on conventions. RABL and JBuilder are built on customizing every last detail of the response.

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I literally just merged respond_to support yesterday, so it wasn't there when he reviewed.

Also, respond_to isn't all that great, many of us don't actually use it.

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Yes, I'd agree with this. For unit-style tests, one assertion per test makes sense, but for integration or acceptance tests, multiple assertions are perfectly okay.