Crossing borders, Rails migrations

Rethinking database schema changes

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Bruce Tate

Date archived: December 19, 2016 | First published: August 15, 2006

Ruby on Rails is a progressive Web development framework that implements radical ideas such as convention over configuration, heavy metaprogramming, domain-specific languages, and database wrapping instead of object-relational mapping. This article examines Rails schema migrations, a philosophy of separating each database schema change from the base object model.

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