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In our case, we thought we were setting ourselves up to try out something new - if it worked, we could just switch to a "real" graph database later on. Because we didn't do a good job of isolating the graph code in the database, we instead ended up with a hybrid Ruby/Postgres graph implementation that was near impossible to change or get rid of.

I feel you, you were probably drowning in self joins at the DB level and checks in the Ruby code to dance around AR. At least you now know the limitations of object relational models :-D

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That's for sure! 😂💯