Class: Sipity::Role

Inherits:
ActiveRecord::Base
  • Object
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Defined in:
app/models/sipity/role.rb

Overview

Note:

Roles should be verbs. They are what you do.

Note:

This model representes the “roles” that users of the system can have. It is not the “role” that they had in relation to the scholarly work that is being deposited (i.e. co-author on a paper).

A role is a responsibility to do things. That is to take actions. It is easy to conflate a person's role with the groups to which they belong. A group is a set of people. The association of group with role indicates that the set of people have the same responsibilities.

By separating Group and Role, we expose a more rich system in which we can talk about group membership separate from the group's responsibility.

Another way to think of it is that a Group is a marco that expands to represent people. A Role is a macro that expands to represent responsibilities. In keeping them separate we can model more rich relationships.

Class Method Summary collapse

Instance Method Summary collapse

Class Method Details

.[](name) ⇒ Object


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# File 'app/models/sipity/role.rb', line 38

def self.[](name)
  find_or_create_by!(name: name.to_s)
end

Instance Method Details

#to_sObject


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# File 'app/models/sipity/role.rb', line 42

def to_s
  name
end