Dr Nic's Magic Models 0.8 - Validate Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

[Cross-posted at http://www.ruby-forum.com/forum/4]

In the first run of the sell-out Magic Models - "I can't believe
its an ActiveRecord" - Super Show - you were amazed as we stripped
away the necessary essentials of an ActiveRecord - right in front of
your eyes - the necessary became unnecessary.

We removed the validates_presence_of validations... and the Magic Model
still validated.

We removed the has_many, belongs_to, and has_many :through
associations... and the Magic Model still associated.

We removed the actual class definition itself - the very thing that
provides the ActiveRecord CRUD layer... and the Magic Model still
CRUDded.

In the new Magic Models, Virtual Validations get Virtuous!

g = Group.new
g.name = "x" * 51

=> "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

g.valid?

=> false

g.errors.full_messages

=> ["Name is too long (maximum is 50 characters)"]

All this and more in 0.8.0 of Dr Nic's Magic Models
http://drnicwilliams.com/2006/09/21/dr-nic-magic-models-validate-anything-anytime-anywhere/

Its magic like this that makes programming fun :slight_smile: