RubyCocoa and ActiveRecord?


#1

Hey all

I have been contemplating if it is possible to use ActiveRecord in a
RubyCocoa application? Has anyone tried it? is it even possible?

All the best

Tim P.


#2

Tim P. wrote:

I have been contemplating if it is possible to use ActiveRecord in a
RubyCocoa application? Has anyone tried it? is it even possible?

Of course it’s possible, ActiveRecord ist just a normal Ruby library.
You could even try to write an ActiveRecord database adapter for
CoreData.


#3

Sounds sweet.

I see what you mean, i managed to get in there by doing a simple
require! should have thought of that.

One thing im not quite sure about however, is how would i then handle
that connection within the application? I obviously create my connection
with

ActiveRecord::Base.establish_connection(
:adapter => “mysql”,
:host => “localhost”,
:username => “myuser”,
:password => “mypass”,
:database => “somedatabase”
)

For instance, in rails, how is it that we can then call
SomeModel.find(:all) in our controller and it does not throw an error? I
know its to do with the load path, but does the same apply here?

Does it create a persistant connection to the database for the lifetime
of the application or do i need to call the connection from AR::Base
when i need it?

Cheers

Tim

PS: sorry if this seems like dull questions im just getting into the
RubyCocoa thing!


#4

Thanks Eloy, thats is a brilliant resource!


#5

Hey Tim,

Just wanted to point you to the new RubyCocoa Wiki, which has some info
about the new ActiveRecord support in RubyCocoa.

http://rubycocoa.sourceforge.net/Wikka/wikka.php?wakka=ActiveRecordSupport

Cheers,
Eloy


#6

Tim P. wrote:

Thanks Eloy, thats is a brilliant resource!

Please do send any feedback to the rubycocoa-talk mailinglist.
http://rubycocoa.sourceforge.net/Wikka/GettingSupport

Cheers,
Eloy