Today I interviewed with a big-ego VP for a Rails and Rails position at a profitable company in my city.
He asked me to explain what ActiveRecord is in Rails. I told him the following:
ActiveRecord provides an object-oriented interface to an application's database to make development easier and friendlier for the developer. It provides validation functionality as well which helps keep data in the database clean. ActiveRecord also pertains to the model part of the MVC
He then told me that was "kind of mickey moused."
So, IS my explanation "mickey moused," or should I just have hung up on him right then and there?