Ruby on Rails makes it easy to bootstrap a greenfield project. Unfortunately not all projects are greenfield, so sometimes you need to work with a legacy database schema. ActiveRecord is a great choice when you have a full control over your database from the very beginning, but what should you do if you need to connect to a database with a schema that isn’t in-line with Rails conventions?
Everyone, everywhere should know about Metaweb, a company incubated by Applied Minds. Why? Because now that Google has purchased the company and Freebase, their growing open database of ”entities” (think: logically ordered keywords), everything from content creation and SEO to distribution is going to change. Not overnight or anything. But it will change.
Don’t get it? I didn’t either. This video might help:
Well it must have been a slow news day in Bend, because the Bulletin came through on their threat and actually published a piece on CodeBenders. Thanks to David Holley for letting us rant about everything but technology and writing a nice piece that covers a lot of ground.
If you’re a subscriber, you can access the article here. If you’re not, we ripped a copy from their site and posted the complete article here.