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Practical Application of Single Table Inheritance with Rails

https://anotherengineeringblog.com/single-table-inheritance-with-rails

In this post I’ll discuss how and when you should use single table inheritance, I’ve also included a sample app as an example you can experiment with.

Single table inheritance is very useful when trying to reduce the number of database tables used and DRYing up your code base.

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