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HyperactiveResource =================== ### See the new official repo at https://github.com/maintux/hyperactiveresource ### v0.1 Many have said that ActiveResource is not really "complete". On the surface, this means that some features that are documented aren't implemented. Digging a little deeper, we find that some features that should exist don't. Arguably, a "complete" ActiveResource would behave like ActiveRecord or, as the rdoc for ActiveResource states "very similarly to Active Record". Hyperactive Resource is MDL's extension to ActiveResource::Base written to support our Patient Registry and goes a long way towards the goal of an ActiveResource that behaves like ActiveRecord. Features * Client side validations * Hooks for before_validate, before_save * Dynamic finders: find_by_X * save! * Awareness of associations between resources: belongs_to, has_many, has_one & columns * Patient.new.name returns nil instead of MethodMissing * Patient.new.races returns  instead of MethodMissing * pat = Patient.new; pat.gender_id = 1; pat.gender #Will return find the gender obj * Resources can be associated with records * Records can be associated with records * ActiveRecord-like attributes= (updates rather than replaces) * ActiveRecord-like #load that doesn't #dup attributes (stores direct reference) * Supports saving resources that :include other resources via: * Nested resource saving (creating a patient will create their associated addresses) * Mapping associations ([:gender].id will serialize as :gender_id) Example ======= 1. Install the plugin via: cd path/to/rails_root/vendor/plugins git clone git://github.com/lukegalea/hyperactiveresource.git 2. Create a HyperactiveResource where you would normally use ActiveResource and define the meta-data/associations that drive the dynamic magic: class Address < HyperactiveResource self.columns = [ :street_address, :city, :zipcode, :home_phone_number ] self.belong_tos = [ :country, :state ] self.has_manys = [ :people ] end 3. Enjoy the magic address = Address.new address.country # nil instead of method_missing address.country_id = 5 address.country #Returns Country.find(5) etc.. Copyright (c) 2008 Medical Decision Logic, released under the MIT license