Does anyone have any experiences with one of the object mother libraries like object daddy? (Answers at standup were “no, we always wrote our own object mothers in a domain-specific way”). The appeal of a library is that it might help keep track of what needs to be done to make an object pass rails validation.
Clock.zone now has exists. (Background, pivotal has a Clock class which has a now method which can be implemented either by a call to Time.now for production, or a mock clock which lets tests specify the “time”). This is so that the rails 2.1 features like Time.zone.now have an analog in Clock.