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Having built two object mappers in Ruby (MongoMapper and ToyStore), I would like to throw out a crazy thought. What if, on your next project, you ditch the ORM.
No ActiveRecord. No DataMapper. No anything. Just you and a lower level driver, whispering sweet nothings into Ruby classes and modules. Could you? Would you? DARE you?
We Rubyists are all about aesthetics, right? We love declaring has_many and belongs_to! Scope this! Boom! Instant magic happens behind the scenes. Fancy proxies are assembled, relational algebra is executed, and SQL queries fall from the heavens.
Your ORM does not have to do everything for you. This talk will teach you to:
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