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The Rails™ 4 Way, Third Edition by Kevin Faustino, Obie Fernandez

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Chapter 9. Advanced Active Record

Respectful debate, honesty, passion, and working systems created an environment that not even the most die-hard enterprise architect could ignore, no matter how buried in Java design patterns. Those who placed technical excellence and pragmaticism above religious attachment and vendor cronyism were easily convinced of the benefits that broadening their definition of acceptable technologies could bring.

—Ryan Tomayko1

1. http://lesscode.org/2006/03/12/someone-tell-gosling/

Active Record is a simple object-relational mapping (ORM) framework compared to other popular ORM frameworks, such as Hibernate in the Java world. Don’t let that fool you, though: Under its modest exterior, Active Record has some pretty advanced ...

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