[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
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
In the new Magic Models, Virtual Validations get Virtuous!
g = Group.new
g.name = "x" * 51
=> ["Name is too long (maximum is 50 characters)"]
All this and more in 0.8.0 of Dr Nic's Magic Models
Its magic like this that makes programming fun