Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video Attribute methods, part of Ruby Essential Training.
We've seen how we can use reader, writer methods in order to access our attributes.…We saw how we could even use Ruby's syntactic sugar to make the process a little easier.…But one thing that's striking is you may be thinking, well, what if I have a…large class that has lots of attributes?…Are you telling me that I have to go through and write a reader and a writer…attribute for each and every one of those attributes.…Well fortunately, the answer is no, you don't have to do that over and over again.…Ruby provides a very nice shortcut, because this is done so often that we can…just simply use an attribute method.…
These are also frequently called attr methods or attr_* methods, and that's…because they all begin with attr_ and that * serves as a wild card for…everything that comes after it.…The three methods that we're going to be looking at are, attribute reader,…attribute writer, and attribute accessor.…Each one of them is actually a method that we're putting into our class.…When that method gets called, it takes a symbol that we provide after it and…
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