Persisting Relations Across Time and Space

A session at RubyConf 2011

Thursday 29th September, 2011

10:25am to 11:15am (CST)

Entities and their relations are the backbone of many Ruby applications – from trivial, one-off commandline utilities to full-blown social network websites. The good old relational databases, while showing extreme abilities in both adaptation and survival, are no longer the obvious choice for persistence – and sometimes obviously not an ideal one.

This talk discusses various entity/relation modelling approaches and different persistence techniques – from rigid schemas in suits to collections of hippie free-form documents; from good old (transactional!) PStore through join-table-happy RDBMSes and muscle-flexing NoSQL hools to (social!) graph databases, waiting patiently for broader recognition and prime time.

Quite a few interesting Ruby libraries for gluing all this together are also pondered upon – from world-class champions like Active Record or ARel to less known gems like Candy and Ambition.

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Piotr Szotkowski

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RubyConf 2011

United States United States, New Orleans

29th September to 1st October 2011

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Time 10:25am11:15am CST

Date Thu 29th September 2011

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