Extract fixtures to a separate gem for Rails 4

I think YAML fixtures still have value for testing. For example, I use fixture_builder to generate fixture data in Ruby and dump it to YAML files. You get the best of both worlds: define the data in Ruby (even using FactoryGirl or other test data library), and load from YAML files for fast test setup.

It might make sense to extract the fixture stuff into a gem so it can be more loosely coupled, but I’d expect resistance to removing the feature entirely.

I myself have been stopped using YAML fixture for a while and switched to Factory Girl. +1 to extract that to a gem.

This might be the same case as Active Resource, where when people use it less then it get removed.

- Prem