ActiveRecord Marshal Store
Rails/ActiveRecord 3 comes with a cool ActiveRecord::Store feature that allows for creating a fairly lightweight schema-less model. However, it uses YAML, which has poor performance and is just generally silly.
This gem enhances ActiveRecord to store such things using the Marshal module which is pretty darn fast, compact and seemingly less flakey than Psych.
You can call marshal_store similary to how you would previously have called store.
class FooModel < ActiveRecord::Base # The old, YAML-based version would look like: # store :extras, :accessors => :foo, :bar # The new, marshal-based version would look like: marshal_store :extras, :accessors => :foo, :bar end
In addition, you can also use the exposed marshal coder as a column coder, much like YamlCoder in serialize:
class FooModel < ActiveRecord::Base # Used to serialize field as a hash via YAML # serialize :field, Hash # Now use marshal! serialize :field, ArMarshalStore::NilFriendlyMarshal end
This gem has been tested with:
If this works for you, great! If you use a different ruby, please let me know, and I will update this.
Add ar_marshal_store to your Gemfile.
gem 'ar_marshal_store', :git => 'git://github.com/hfwang/ar_marshal_store.git'
The necessary code is included into ActiveRecord::Base automatically.
Outside of Rails
require 'ar_marshal_store' class MyModel < ActiveRecord::Base include ArMarshalStore # ... usage of ArMarshalStore here. end
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
Fork the project.
Make your feature addition or bug fix.
Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself I can ignore when I pull)
Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
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