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Project Naming History
This library was initially released
in 2008 with the name "Factory Girl".
We chose the name as a nod in the direction of the Factory method
and Object Mother software
patterns from the Design Patterns book, and as a reference to the
Rolling Stones song of the same
The name "Factory Girl" was confusing to some developers who encountered this
library, and offensive or problematic to others. In October 2017 we renamed the library
to "Factory Bot".
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