I am new to this list and to rails. So far I am loving the way in
which it is easy to put together web pages with a database backend.
I would love to use the rails functionality (to do the sql queries)
and then process the results using some very cpu intensuve tasks. The
results will take far longer than it is viable to use a web browser to
view the results. I would like to see the results on screen and write
them to file.
Is there a way of using rails functionality (specifically the model
aspect) in a standalone ruby script or from the console?