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ActiveJsonEntity and ActiveRecord’s shared DNA

June 26, 2013

New to ActiveJsonEntity? Check out the introduction. As a new engineer at Wealthfront, I’ve been getting my hands dirty migrating our existing hand-written models to ActiveJsonEntity models. It’s been a tremendous way to get to know our existing codebase and appreciate the power of ActiveJsonEntity. Coming from a traditional Rails background, I wanted to make… Read more

ActiveJsonEntity: Bridging the gap between Rails and Java

June 13, 2013

We have a service-based architecture here at Wealthfront. Instead of our Rails layer talking to a database, it makes RPC calls over HTTP to a collection of services that send and receive JSON. Without a database we can’t use ActiveRecord, and all the niceties it provides. In their first incarnation, our models were plain Ruby… Read more