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You can't possibly think that there's never a use case for the Interactor pattern. Please watch Uncle Bob's talk: http://www.confreaks.com/videos/759-rubymidwest2011-keynote-...

Let's just say I have philosophical differences with the views presented in that presentation.

Also, I never said never. I said this particular example was a poor example and the general principle derived from it was equally poor. Garbage in, garbage out.

I can imagine people thinking that this is a strength, but my frustration with that talk is that it isn't presented with much to do with Rails.

I can possibly think that there's never a reason to reach for a pattern when it's better to let a pattern emerge from your code and then refine it. As far as the video is concerned I personally won't bother to watch it—Bob Martin sells snake oil as “clean code”.

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