Provides a single point of entry for popular ruby ORMs. Its target audience is gem authors who want to support more than one ORM.
Example of use
require 'orm_adapter' User # is it an ActiveRecord, DM Resource, MongoMapper or MongoId Document? User.to_adapter.find_first :name => 'Fred' # we don't care! user_model = User.to_adapter user_model.get!(1) # find a record by id user_model.find_first(:name => 'fred') # find first fred user_model.find_first(:level => 'awesome', :id => 23) # find user 23, only if it's level is awesome user_model.find_all # find all users user_model.find_all(:name => 'fred') # find all freds user_model.find_all(:order => :name) # find all freds, ordered by name user_model.create!(:name => 'fred') # create a fred user_model.destroy(object) # destroy the user object
@see OrmAdapter::Base for more details of the supported API
Currently supported ORMs are ActiveRecord, DataMapper, MongoMapper, and MongoId.
We welcome you to write new adapters as gems. ORM Adapter will stay focused in having these major ORMs working.
To write an adapter look at lib/orm_adapter/adapters/active_record.rb for an example of implementation. To see how to test it, look at spec/orm_adapter/example_app_shared.rb, spec/orm_adapter/adapters/active_record_spec.rb. You'll need to require the target ORM in spec/spec_helper.rb
ORM Adapter's goal is to support a minimum API used by most of the plugins that needs agnosticism beyond Active Model.
ORM Adapter will support only basic methods, as get, find_first, create! and so forth. It is not ORM Adapter's goal to support different query constructions, handle table joins, etc.
ORM adapter provides a consistent API for these basic class or 'factory' methods. It does not attempt to unify the behaviour of model instances returned by these methods. This means that unifying the behaviour of methods such as `model.save`, and `model.valid?` is beyond the scope of orm_adapter.
If you need complex queries, we recommend you to subclass ORM Adapters in your plugin and extend it expressing these query conditions as part of your domain logic.
José Valim suggested the extraction, and worked on the first release with Ian.
Luke Cunningham contributes the Mongo Mapper adapter.
Fred Wu contributes the #destroy methods.
To run the specs, you can start from the last known good set of gem dependencies in Gemfile.lock.development:
git clone http://github.com/ianwhite/orm_adapter cd orm_adapter cp Gemfile.lock.development Gemfile.lock bundle bundle exec rake spec
Copyright © 2010-2012 Ian White and José Valim. See LICENSE for details.