Rails and Legacy Databases
by Chris Johnson
Have you been to Ruby on Rails talks and found the framework interesting? Do you want to use Ruby on Rails for your next project but have to connect to a legacy database and don't know if Rails will work? Rails' object relational mapping allows to connect to legacy databases easily and use rails conventions to build your web application, without disrupting the database. During this talk we will look at a very hideous database (something that I hope no one will ever see) and build a simple rails application on top of it. This demo will revolve around using SQL Server 2005.
About the Author
Chris Johnson is a consultant with Inacom Information Systems in Madison, WI. Chris specializes in building Rails web applications. He has used many different technologies over the past 5+ years as a professional web developer. In his spare time Chris likes to hack on code with his friends, play hockey and indulge in his photography hobby.