I wrote a small gem called well_rested to replace ActiveResource in my project. It utilizes ActiveModel for validations and generally plays well with Rails. Maybe it will be useful to someone:
What are people's favourite alternatives?
It’s still very basic, but I hope to get more features into it in the next weeks.
It's a problem I encounter in the "professional" space often, people have a a personal attachment to code. Either because
- they identify with it personally (their self worth)
- they value the hours they put in, and feel deleting it would make all that time worthless/wasted
Writing code is a journey through a specific problem domain. Once you've walked the path a couple of times, subsequent attempts become easier and smarter. I feel a healthy attitude is to see it that way. A lot of early code is just the byproduct of you discovering and exploring said problem.
That said, I'm excited for something better to get traction.