Forum: Ruby on Rails distributed models

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C21ccd7a22dc14980e3cc9cb5cf2dcef?d=identicon&s=25 slava (Guest)
on 2009-06-08 23:06
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Hello,
I am designing a web application that has several tiers including a
Flex
client, Rails server and SAP back-end. The application is an extension
of
functionality offered by SAP system. SOAP services are used
communicate with
the back-end.
I am pondering on the implications of the fact that some of my data
models
are likely to be in the back-end and some in the Rails application and
some
are distributed (shared) between Rails and the back-end. I would
appreciate
any pointers toward relevant knowledge on this subject and if anyone
tried
something similar with Rails.
Some of  the questions I have to find answers to are:
- How does one use ActiveRecord with shared models?
- What are the implications of this type of distributed design?
- Relevant design patterns.

thank you,
Slava
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