Raimonds previously created an Oracle adapter for ActiveRecord, another Ruby-relational database mapping tool that he used to build some sweet Rails apps on top of Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Rich and I were blown away when he showed us his work at RailsConf in 2008. His unconference presentation at last year’s OpenWorld is a good place to start, if you’re interested.
So, if you want to create web apps in Rails or JRuby (our Ruby of choice for Connect and Mix) on top of Oracle database schemas, check out Raimonds’ adapters for DataMapper and ActiveRecord. Sounds like he’s switching to DataMapper, but he may continue to maintain the ActiveRecord adapter too, just ask him nicely 🙂
Maybe if he ever gets a free moment for blogging, Rich will post a more technical review of these adapters.
Thanks to Raimonds for scratching this itch for the Oracle community at large. Great work.