ANN: Sequel 0.4.5 Released

Sequel version 0.4.5 has just been released. Sequel is a lightweight
database access and ORM library for Ruby. Sequel provides thread
safety, connection pooling and a simple and expressive API for
constructing database queries and table schemas.

This release includes new model validations and a few minor bug fixes
and improvements. Here are the changes:

=== New model validations

Sequel now includes support for validations in models. The validations
functionality is based on the Validatable gem (http://
validatable.rubyforge.org), which needs to be installed if validations
are to be used. Validations can be defined in two forms. First there
is the validates method, which takes a block:

class User < Sequel::Model(:users)
validates do
format_of :email, :with => /somewhackyregexp/
presence_of :name

end
end

You can also invoke all the validate_xxx methods supported by
validatable directly:

class User < Sequel::Model(:users)
validates_format_of :email, :with => /somewhackyregexp/
validates_presence_of :name
end

To check if an instance is valid you can call the #valid? method:

user.valid?

To check if a model class has defined validations you can invoke
has_validations?:

User.has_validations?

=== Other changes

  • Fixed update_sql with array sub-item keys (#110).
  • Added Model#update as alias to #set.
  • Added Database#set_column_default method (thanks Jim M…)
  • Added rdoc for new alter_table functionality (#109).
  • Refactored model specs.
  • Removed warning on uninitialized @transform value (thanks Jim
    Morris).

=== More info

Sequel project page:
http://code.google.com/p/ruby-sequel

Sequel documentation:
http://sequel.rubyforge.org

Join the Sequel-talk group:
http://groups.google.com/group/sequel-talk

Install the gem:
sudo gem install sequel

Or check out the source and install manually:
svn co http://ruby-sequel.googlecode.com/svn/trunk sequel
cd sequel
rake install

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