I have a question regarding the compatbility of Rails and generic
I am running Rails 2.0.2 on a Linux box. My ruby version is 1.8.6.
I need to read from/write to some tables in the same rails production
databases FROM OUTSIDE OF RAILS ENVIRONMENT. According to the
following article, there are at least three ways to do this is Ruby:
1. Database driver; 2. DBI; 3. ActiveRecord.
Of course the 3rd method (using the ActiveRecord) seems the most
natural one given the grammar is the same as in Rails. My question is
As we know, ActiveRecord is part of Rails. If I use the 3rd method to
access the database, will that actually cause any problems to Rails,
because I am using the same ActiveRecord in two places?