I have a stupid question, as I'm a total n00b to Rails and programming in general.
I'm making a web app that allows users to "check off" and also review restaurants in my database. I get these restaurants from an external source that is constantly updated.
I would ideally like my database to stay very up-to-date by pulling new objects from this external source.
Any advice for doing this?
Would I just periodically rake db:seed and implement some sort of checks to make sure there's no duplicates? Any tutorials on how to do that? I tried Google to no avail...
Or is there another way?