ActiveRecord-JDBC 0.5 - simplified database configuration
By arungupta on Aug 26, 2007
It is no longer necessary to specify :driver and :url configuration parameters for the mysql, postgresql, oracle, derby, hsqldb, and h2 adapters.
This means that if you deploy a Rails application as a WAR file on GlassFish as described here, then there is no need to specify the JDBC adapter, the JDBC driver class name or the database connection URL. The ActiveRecord-JDBC uses the native MySQL adapter to connect directly to the database. And so there is no need to even copy MySQL Connector/J driver JAR file in GlassFish\\lib directory.
This means the database configuration
can now be written as
And this is the default configuration generated by Rails app anyway.
This really simplifies the database configuration for deploying Rails applications on GlassFish. As a result the steps described here (bullet 2 & 3), here (bullet 4.2.1 & 4.2.2) and in screencast #web6 (10:52 - 11:56) are not required any more.
I'd like to point out that it's not necessary to specify this
information. But if you have any applications deployed with these settings,
they'll continue to work. Installing the plugin using the standard way (
install activerecord-jdbc) will give you the latest version anyway.
I'm particularly excited about this change as it brings C-based Ruby and JRuby applications one step closer to each other.