There are times when I would like to use ActiveRecord outside of a
Rails application, but I find it rather daunting that I would have to
write all the rake tasks for migrating and so forth myself.  Which
means I would have to take time to learn Rake before I can get to what
I am actually trying to do.  Does anyone know of a gem that recreates
most or all of the database related tasks for ActiveRecord without the
other nonessential things?