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Learning Mongoid

By : Gautam Rege
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Learning Mongoid

By: Gautam Rege

Overview of this book

Mongoid helps you to leverage the power of schema-less and efficient document-based design, dynamic queries, and atomic modifier operations. Mongoid eases the work of Ruby developers while they are working on complex frameworks. Starting with why and how you should use Mongoid, this book covers the various components of Mongoid. It then delves deeper into the detail of queries and relations, and you will learn some tips and tricks on improving performance. With this book, you will be able to build robust and large-scale web applications with Mongoid and Rails. Starting with the basics, this book introduces you to components such as moped and origin, and how information is managed, learn about the various datatypes, embedded documents, arrays, and hashes. You will learn how a document is stored and manipulated with callbacks, validations, and even atomic updates. This book will then show you the querying mechanism in detail, right from simple to complex queries, and even explains eager loading, lazy evaluation, and chaining of queries. Finally, this book will explain the importance of performance tuning and how to use the right indexes. It also explains MapReduce and the Aggregation Framework.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)
Learning Mongoid
About the Author
About the Reviewers


As the name suggests, there are times when we never want data to be really deleted from the database, but simply marked for deletion. This is indeed paranoid, but is required for data-sensitive applications where we need to keep a track of all documents, even when they are deleted. The Paranoia module has been removed from Mongoid 4.0 and put into a separate gem. So, to enable it, we need to include the mongoid-paranoia gem in our Gemfile.

Here is a simple example:

class Book
  include Mongoid::Document
  include Mongoid::Paranoia

Let's see how this works, as shown in the following code snippet:

irb> b = Book.last
=> #<Book _id: 51d579e245db7c6a66000001, deleted_at: nil, t(title): "test" author_id: "51b42d4245db7c9535000001 > 

irb> b.delete
 => true

irb> Book.where(id: '51d579e245db7c6a66000001').first
 => nil 

irb> Book.unscoped.where(id: '51d579e245db7c6a66000001').first
 => #<Book _id: 51d579e245db7c6a66000001, deleted_at: 2013-08-24 15:25...