Sinatra vs. Grape vs. Rails API

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Description

What is Sinatra?

Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

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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Companies

What companies use Sinatra?
86 companies on StackShare use Sinatra
What companies use Grape?
11 companies on StackShare use Grape
What companies use Rails API?
1 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with Sinatra?
7 tools on StackShare integrate with Sinatra
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 Sinatra, Grape, and Rails API?

  • ExpressJS - Sinatra inspired web development framework for node.js -- insanely fast, flexible, and simple
  • Flask - a microframework for Python based on Werkzeug, Jinja 2 and good intentions.
  • Django REST framework - Web APIs for Django
  • hapi - Server Framework for Node.js

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