Create models that are not bound to the database and take advantage of the ActiveRecord features, such as validation, relationships, etc.
Add this line to your application's Gemfile:
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install tableless
Define a model like this:
class ContactMessage < ActiveRecord::Base include Tableless attribute :name, :string attribute :email, :string validates :name, :email, presence: true end
You can now use the model in a view like this:
<%= form_for :message, @message do |f| %> Name: <%= f.text_field :name %> Email: <%= f.text_field :email %> <% end %>
And in the controller:
def message @message = ContactMessage.new(params[:message]) if @message.valid? # Process the message... end end
After checking out the repo, run
bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run
rake spec to run the tests. You can also run
bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment. To install this gem onto your local machine, run
bundle exec rake install.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/hardpixel/tableless.
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.