Forum: Typo Extending articles

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The Cunctator (Guest)
on 2007-06-12 03:16
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This is certainly a case of there being a Thousand Ways to Do It, but
I'm
looking for suggestions/guidance as a novice RoR coder.

Essentially, I have a calendar of events that I would like to extend
with
Typo functionality.

The events are loaded automatically from an outside source.

The functionality I would like to add is
1) Allow people to add comments, tags, categories to each individual
event
listing (e.g. to treat the listing like a blog article)
2) Write blog posts which draw info from specified events (e.g. to write
non-event articles which include from an event)

I have a well-defined Event class.

If there's a way for an article to dynamically draw content from a ruby
element then I can just save an article when I save an event.

e.g.

events_controller.rb
class EventsController < ApplicationController

def create
  @event = Event.new(params[:event])
  @event.save
  @article = this_blog.articles.build .... ???
  @article.save
end

I'd of course like to do this in a ruby-esque way that reuses code
instead
doing nasty cut-and-pastes.

Let me know if I'm asking for a reinvention of the wheel.
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