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Extends Sinatra with ActiveRecord helper methods and Rake tasks (now maintained by @holman).

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README.md

Sinatra ActiveRecord Extension

The official fork is now at: http://github.com/janko-m/sinatra-activerecord

This one is now closed.


Extends Sinatra with a extension methods and Rake tasks for dealing with a SQL database using the ActiveRecord ORM.

Install the sinatra-activerecord gem along with one of the database adapters:

sudo gem install activerecord
sudo gem install sinatra-activerecord -s http://gemcutter.org
sudo gem install sqlite3
sudo gem install mysql
sudo gem install postgres

adding this to your Rakefile

# require your app file first
require 'sinatra-ar-exmple-app'
require 'sinatra/activerecord/rake'

In terminal, test that it works

$ rake -T
rake db:create_migration  # create an ActiveRecord migration in ./db/migrate
rake db:migrate           # migrate your database

Now you can create a migration

$ rake db:create_migration NAME=create_foos

This will create a migration file in ./db/migrate, ready for editing

class CreateFoos < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def self.up
    create_table :foos do |t|
      t.string :name
    end
  end

  def self.down
    drop_table :foos
  end
end

run the migration

$ rake db:migrate

I like to split models out into a separate database.rb file and then require it from the main app file, but you can plop the following code in about anywhere and it'll work just fine:

require 'sinatra'
require 'sinatra/activerecord'

# Establish the database connection; or, omit this and use the DATABASE_URL
# environment variable or the default sqlite://<environment>.db as the connection string:
set :database, 'sqlite://foo.db'

# At this point, you can access the ActiveRecord::Base class using the
# "database" object:
puts "the foos table doesn't exist" if !database.table_exists?('foos')

# models just work ...
class Foo < ActiveRecord::Base
end

# see:
Foo.all

# access the models within the context of an HTTP request
get '/foos/:id' do
  @foo = Foo.find(params[:id])
  erb :foos
end

NOTE about the rip-off

This Code and README.md is a heavy adaption of rtomayko's sinatra-sequel

Copyright (c) 2009 Blake Mizerany

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