Ruby is known as Developer's favourite language, for a reason. Why it shouldn't when it makes our life so easier. ❤️
delegate_to is another wonderful library, as its name sounds it means delegating your work to someone else. In programmitcal word, provides a delegate class method to easily expose contained objects’ public methods as your own.
delegate_to is a very easy to go method with ActiveRecord in Rails.
The very basic example of how to use it is given below.
Whenever a method is dependent on the presence of another object, we always have the fear of getting
NoMethodError and to solve that
delegate_to has an option of
allow_nil to return nil if object is not present.
class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_one :profile delegate :first_name, to: :profile, allow_nil: true end
User.new.first_name >> gives nil if profile is not present.
We could pass more than one method to be delegated.
class User < ActiveRecord::Base has_one :profile delegate :first_name, :age, :last_name, to: :profile, allow_nil: true end
To make the delegated method more readable, it comes with an option of
Hope you like it. And you find it useful for your next method callings. Don't forget to show some love. Thank you.