Been away from Rails for awhile but am finally diving back in.
I know there had been some discussion of (and I have been logging for)
adding definition of a database schema in a file outside of the
a la Hibernate.
In other words, in Hibernate you define your object relationships in
external xml files and you can then use the packaged tools (hbm2ddl) to
generate DDL for the target database.
Why is this nice? First, you go about designing your application truly
thinking about the objects, and not the tables, from the get go (to a
certain extent). But secondly, and most important, I don’t have to
the DDL each time I switch from say, Hsqldb (for demos), to PostgreSQL
Has there been any movement on things in this regard in Rails?
Thanks for the info.