[ANN] Integrative - for integrating ActiveRecord models with external resources


#1

As I couldn’t find the library for working with external resources in
Rails, I made this gem:

https://github.com/netizer/integrative

A long time ago I thought that that’s what ActiveResource id for, but:

  • There is no system of associations between ActiveResource models and
    ActiveRecord models
  • ActiveResource has a lot of features related to modifying external
    resources, but I never found it particularly useful. Usually I just want
    to
    “enrich” my models with some content fetched from some (usually
    internal)
    REST API.

To make it more clear, what you can use it for, here’s an example:

class User < ApplicationRecord
include Integrative::Integrator

integrates :relation, requires: [:with]

end

class Relation
include Integrative::Integrated

def self.integrative_find(ids, integration)
  Friend.where(user_id: integration.call_options[:with].id, 

other_user_id: ids)
end
end

User.where(public: true).integrate(:relation, with:
current_user).limit(1000)

The above code would fetch Friend models only once.

All feedback is welcome.

Krzysiek