As I couldn’t find the library for working with external resources in Rails, I made this gem:
A long time ago I thought that that’s what ActiveResource id for, but:
- There is no system of associations between ActiveResource models and ActiveRecord models
- ActiveResource has a lot of features related to modifying external resources, but I never found it particularly useful. Usually I just want to “enrich” my models with some content fetched from some (usually internal) REST API.
To make it more clear, what you can use it for, here’s an example:
class User < ApplicationRecord include Integrative::Integrator integrates :relation, requires: [:with ] end class Relation include Integrative::Integrated def self.integrative_find(ids, integration ) Friend.where(user_id: integration.call_options[:with].id, other_user_id: ids) end end
User.where(public: true).integrate(:relation, with: current_user).limit(1000) The above code would fetch Friend models only once.
All feedback is welcome.