Active Record supplies a great deal of functionality to your Rails models for free
sales pitch in railsstart-tutorial to make me buy into it #scnr
"Five Active Record Features You Should Be Using"
Having some background in django,
the post Five Active Record Features You Should Be Using
very much reminds me of what
I used to do in django. There are definitely nice things that you can do
with the Active Record ORM.
.unscoped is a bit hairy I think, it glues tape on a whole that
was dug before, instead of closing the whole ... rant over.