Arel - Just because ActiveRecord can't do it, doesn't mean it shouldn't be done...
Squeel the popular ActiveRecord extension is no longer being supported by its creator...and you don't have to be doing development with Rails for long to run into the fringes of ActiveRecord. What about those times that AR can't natively do what we want?
No Squeel....doing it with just straight text queries seems dangerous and not at all database agnostic...is there another option?
Arel to the rescue?!