Last Updated: 2021-05-15
If you insist on every record having a constellation of associations present for data validity, it is a pain in the butt to set up tests (and expensive on the DB time too)
That said, these data integrity checks might be important in production.
A good trade-off is "context validations"
validates :law_disciplines, presence: true, on: :user_interface # Usage: record.save(context: :user_interface) record.valid?(:user_interace)
This allows for the best of both worlds: - convenient tests in the general case - data integrity in production