Even with ORMs like ActiveRecord, DataMapper which ease the pain of relational data storage, considerable developer effort goes into wrangling Ruby objects into their databases. Document-oriented databases have made it possible to store nested data structures that easily map to Ruby objects. Aqua ( is a new Ruby library that aims to painlessly persists objects, allowing developers to focus more on object oriented code and less on storage. Currently Aqua is in pre-alpha testing, with the following big things left to implement: A data query DSL and implementation; Support of all objects in the Standard Library; Class and code storage to allow the sharing and persistence of classes with their data.

installgem install aqua -v 0.1.6

Kane Baccigalupi

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gem 'aqua', '~> 0.1.6'
  1. 0.2.0 November 18, 2009 (87.5 KB)
  2. 0.1.6 October 8, 2009 (79.5 KB)