16 Dec '12, 7pm

ASCIIcast 393 - Guest User Record

ASCIIcast 393 - Guest User Record

The first question that comes to mind is should we store the guest user account in the database if it’s just temporary? Our application is currently structured so that a user has many tasks and we use this association in the TasksController to ensure that only the current user’s tasks are shown. While we could keep track of a guest’s tasks’ ids in a session this could get messy as our application grows and we have other associations with out User record. This would also mean that we had a lot of user_id foreign keys in our database that will be null and we’d have no way then of knowing if two tasks are shared by the same guest user and so on. Given all this we’ll keep track of all the guests in the database and to start we’ll add a boolean guest column to the

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