New to both Ruby and Rails but I'm book educated by now (which apparently means nothing, haha).
I've got two models, Event and User joined through a table EventUser
class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :event_users has_many :events, :through => :event_users end class EventUser < ActiveRecord::Base belongs_to :event belongs_to :user #For clarity's sake, EventUser also has a boolean column "active", among others end class Event < ActiveRecord::Base has_many :event_users has_many :users, :through => :event_users end
This project is a calendar, in which I have to keep track of people signing up and scratching their name out for a given event. I figure the many to many is a good approach, but I can't do something like this:
u = User.find :first active_events = u.events.find_by_active(true)
Because events don't actually HAVE that extra data, the EventUser model does. And while I could do:
u = User.find :first active_events =  u.event_users.find_by_active(true).do |eu| active_events << eu.event end
This seems to be contrary to "the rails way". Can anyone enlighten me, this has been bugging me for a long time tonight (this morning)?