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Toronto Ruby: Rails Testing AntiPatterns & Ruby Roundup

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Our next tech talks night is taking place on October 23rd, 2012 at Bento Miso ( The event is sponsored by our friends at Quandl (, who will be graciously providing pizza for our group.

Here is the lineup:

Ruby Roundup

Rida Al Barazi ( will be giving a Ruby news roundup, highlighting the latest gems, and highlighting various Rails 4 news.

Break: After the first talk, we will take a break to socialize and eat some pizza.

Rails Testing AntiPatterns

Back in 1999, Kent Beck popularized test-first development with his industry changing book eXtreme Programming Explained. Since that time, testing in our applications is not something that would be nice to have, but essential to inspire confidence, catch regressions, and encourage simple designs. However, since tests have become such a large percentage of our applications, they also are prone to code smells and various testing anti patterns.

In his talk, Kevin Faustino ( will go through various Testing AntiPatterns he has found in projects, such as cuking it wrong, DB calls vs mocks, and testing JavaScript incorrectly.

Talk Proposals

We are always looking for new speakers to share their knowledge with the Toronto Ruby community. If you are interested, send your talk proposals to Kevin Faustino ([masked]).