ar_test_runner: Run the ActiveRecord unit test suite with your modifications

May 12, 2009

ar_test_runner provides a rake task to run the ActiveRecord core test suites with your plugins or files loaded. Make sure ActiveRecord tasks pass with your enhancements.

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Rails Devs for Data Integrity: How to gracefully handle database key violations

April 24, 2009

Join the club: Rails Devs for Data Integrity
Some ways to handle unique and foreign key violations database exceptions gracefully in rails.

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MySQL Conf 09: Taking ActiveRecord to the Next Level

April 22, 2009

Today I present Taking Active Record To the Next Level at the MySQL Conference and Expo! There is a lot of excitement in the Rails world due to Rails 3 merge with Merb which will provide framework agnosticism for the people. However, good, old, (sometimes not playing nice with MySQL) ActiveRecord is still the defacto [...]

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ActiveRecord on Steroids: Optimize queries using Ar-Extensions 0.9.1

April 21, 2009

The ar-extensions plugin extends ActiveRecord to help developers scale, optimize, and customize Rails interaction with the database. New ar-extensions is the ability to fine tune queries by specifying MySQL database options from ActiveRecord find and save methods.

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ar-extensions 0.9.1 supports INSERT SELECT for ActiveRecord

April 21, 2009

The ar-extensions plugin, which extends ActiveRecord to help optimize interaction between Rails and the database, now provides support for MySQL INSERT SELECT functionality.

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