Flask vs. Grape vs. Rails API



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Description

What is Flask?

Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.

What is Grape?

Grape is a REST-like API micro-framework for Ruby. It's designed to run on Rack or complement existing web application frameworks such as Rails and Sinatra by providing a simple DSL to easily develop RESTful APIs. It has built-in support for common conventions, including multiple formats, subdomain/prefix restriction, content negotiation, versioning and much more.

What is Rails API?

Rails::API is a subset of a normal Rails application, created for applications that don't require all functionality that a complete Rails application provides. It is a bit more lightweight, and consequently a bit faster than a normal Rails application. The main example for its usage is in API applications only, where you usually don't need the entire Rails middleware stack nor template generation.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Flask?
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Why do developers choose Grape?
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Why do developers choose Rails API?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Flask?
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What are the cons of using Grape?
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What are the cons of using Rails API?
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Pricing

How much does Flask cost?
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How much does Rails API cost?

Companies

What companies use Flask?
583 companies on StackShare use Flask
What companies use Grape?
14 companies on StackShare use Grape
What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with Flask?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Flask
What tools integrate with Grape?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Grape
What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API

What are some alternatives to Flask, Grape, and Rails API?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js

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