… by default because that's most commonly used.
The JSON parser that is provided by ActiveRecord will not report an exception, causing the string not to be parsed; this in turn will cause a ripple-effect through the code (and indeed specs will fail). With this change, the params value is guaranteed to be an Hash, and thus work as intended.
…tation building at least.
…und. This avoids aborting the “rake test” if Jeweler is not installed.