Active Record Migrations without a Rails application… sort of.

If you’ve ever wanted to take advantage of Active Record’s powerful migrations functionality without the need for a Rails application, here’s how to do it.

Rather than go through all the details here, I’ve created a small github repository with a fully-functional demo. It’s easy to follow and has comments throughout the code. In fact, there’s very little code at all!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Active Record migrations without a Rails web application
  • A stripped-down list of available Rake tasks – only the ones you need. No filler.
  • A clean, DSL-like syntax for generating new migrations, all through the use of Rake tasks.

Hopefully this will prove to be useful – we’re about to roll this out to our production environments (with a few mods).

Here’s the code: https://github.com/edjames/ar_migrations

Simples.

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