Rest with ruby objects?

Hello Everyone,

Does anybody know how to use rest to deliver non-active record models in rails 2.3.2. I am using flex as a front end for a huge data set and I end to crunch the numbers on the back end before passing arrays of counts through to the visualisation.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your reply.

How would I get a count without passing an entire array of objects?

j

johnmcauley@gmail.com wrote:

Thanks for your reply.

How would I get a count without passing an entire array of objects?

Call #size on the array before passing it? Or am I misunderstanding what you want?

j

Best,

Hey Marmen,

Thanks for your reply. I want to run several queries aganist a database. These queries will return arrays of objects contistong of value, key pairs. These objects are not activerecord objects, and basically are values I'll use to create graphs in flex. This was very easy with aws. I could use structs, query, build the array and serve with aws. But aws is gone. I'm having trouble doing this with rest. Do I need a count controller, and use list with some parameter to specify the query? And if I use a simple ruby object I run into XML serialization problems.

Have any suggestions on how to go about this?

Thanks again,

j

Have you had a look at http://restfulx.github.com?

I haven't but I will.

Thanks, J