Rails update attributes not validating
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If you want to change the sti column as well, use becomes! Wrapper around becomes that also changes the instance's sti column value.
This is especially useful if you want to persist the changed class in your database.
Note: The old instance's sti column value will be changed too, as both objects share the same set of attributes.
For example it differs in aspects such as running validations, touching object's updated_at or triggering callbacks.
As an answer to the OP's question I think your question is if having an update_attribute in a before_save will lead to and endless loop (of update_attribute calls in before_save callbacks, originally triggered by an update_attribute call) I'm pretty sure it does bypass the before_save callback since it doesn't actually save the record.