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Christian Nelson

Christian Nelson

Rails Database Best Practices

Working on an oldish Rails project, I came across some smelly ActiveRecord code that begged for some refactoring love. I also spent some time speeding up pages with slow/many database calls. Between those two experiences, I felt the inspiration to write-up some “Back to Basics” Rails Database Best Practices. Rule #1: Let your Database do

Jared Carroll

Jared Carroll

Extracting Data Access Out of Active Record

The Active Record pattern combines data access and domain logic. Over time, an Active Record class can accumulate a large amount of query methods. Moving these methods into a separate object can result in smaller, more cohesive domain objects.

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