[rspec-users] Associations should be private

Ashley Moran ashley.moran at patchspace.co.uk
Wed Oct 1 09:19:54 EDT 2008

On 1 Oct 2008, at 14:11, David Chelimsky wrote:

> It's been a while since I've taken a look at it, but Luke Redpath has
> a plugin called Demeter's Revenge
> (http://plugins.code.lukeredpath.co.uk/browser/demeters_revenge/trunk)
> that actually manages this all for you by adding methods like
> team.add_player that wrap chains like team.players.add. It's a year
> old and I don't know if it works w/ the latest rails updates or not.
> I think that if you're actually writing a bunch of boilerplate code
> the same way over and over without a plugin like that, then it's
> probably painful. With something like that it's painless and
> expressive and seriously cleans up your controller code examples.
> Glancing at github, I see one other library up there that tries to
> solve the same problem. Will have to look closer later at
> http://github.com/trotter/belongs_to_demeter.

Cool, thanks for the pointers there!



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