Fixture Alternatives

From: Miles Z. S.
Sent on: Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:12 AM
Ladies and Gentlemen -

  I am going to give a presentation on Rails fixture alternatives at the February meeting (or, perhaps Davey and I will join forces once again).  Although I tend to stick to factory_girl, I would like to learn, and teach, other alternatives.  Do you have any requests or suggestions?  Is there any fixture alternative in which you are particularly interested?  Would you rather not hear about alternatives and just hear about how to manage vanilla fixtures as your project gets huge?  (Do note that I have decided the answer to that question is "use something other than vanilla fixtures", but I am willing to look into alternatives to using fixture alternatives.  HA!)

 So, what do you want to hear about?

 Some possibilities:

* Fixture Replacement: http://replacefixtures.rubyforge.org/
* Dataset, which is the evolution of Scenarios (which is 'deprecated'): http://github.com/aiwilliams/dataset/tree/master
* ObjectDaddy: http://github.com/flogic/object_daddy/tree/master
* FactoryGirl: http://giantrobots.thoughtbot.com/2008/6/6/waiting-for-a-factory-girl

  Those are just the ones of which I am aware -- feel free to suggest others!


MilesZS

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