Associations & Web Services

Hi all-

I am attempting to build a web service that supplies an array of
messages, each of which belongs to a user (belongs_to :user). Thus far
in my web service, I am only able to return the user_id, not
information about the user (e.g. username). Is it possible to follow
associations in my Message object to return a structure that includes
information on the messages and its author?



Not directly. I would do a query on the users table using a custom
join on the messages table, and return the result as an array of


Where do I define the struct? Would this be included in the Rails
app/models directory or would I include it as part of a module in the
lib directory?


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