Rails and Legacy Databases
Location: Pavilion 2 - 3 Audience level:
This session will show how we built a Rails application around a database that didn’t even come close to following the conventions that Rails wants you to use. We’ll show how we used views and some Ruby techniques to make the database appear to conform, and we’ll show that it’s really not as hard as people make it sound.
We’ll also talk about other strategies we’ve used to migrate data from legacy schemas to new Rails schemas. Attendants should feel free to submit some examples to us beforehand.
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Brian has been developing web sites and web applications for over 13 years. He currently trains and mentors application developers, focusing on Ruby on Rails applications. He has written the book “Web Design for Developers”, “Rails for Windows”, and has contributed to “Deploying Rails Applications”.