I have these two ActiveRecord models: UserEvent and CoordinateEvent.
The models are extended with the module MapEvent. MapEvent includes some
class methods and some instance methods.
Now, I want both models to use ActiveRecord’s serialize
My MapEvent looks something like the following. I simply can’t figure
where to put “serialize :column_name”:
module MapEvent def self.included(base) base.extend(ClassMethods) end def a_method end module ClassMethods def another_method end end end
How do I call the serialize method from the above context?
An extra question:
Also, it suddenly hit me, that instead of a module I could write
MapEvent as a class that inherits from ActiveRecord instead of a module
- and then let UserEvent and CoordinateEvent inherit from MapEvent?
Would you recommend this? Generally speaking, when should you use
mixins/module and when you use inheritance?
Hope my questions are clear. Thanks in advance!