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Grape
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Sinatra
Sinatra

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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.

What is Sinatra?

Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.
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      What are some alternatives to Grape, Rails API, and Sinatra?
      ExpressJS
      Express is a minimal and flexible node.js web application framework, providing a robust set of features for building single and multi-page, and hybrid web applications.
      Flask
      Flask is intended for getting started very quickly and was developed with best intentions in mind.
      Django REST framework
      It is a powerful and flexible toolkit that makes it easy to build Web APIs.
      hapi
      hapi is a simple to use configuration-centric framework with built-in support for input validation, caching, authentication, and other essential facilities for building web applications and services.
      Koa
      Koa aims to be a smaller, more expressive, and more robust foundation for web applications and APIs. Through leveraging generators Koa allows you to ditch callbacks and greatly increase error-handling. Koa does not bundle any middleware.
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      datapile uses SinatraSinatra

      Scalatra (we had to pick Sinatra on StackShare since Scalatra is has not yet been officially added) is the slickest (not to be confused with Slick for Scala) web/applet server framework we've had the pleasure of playing with in Scala.

      For all intensive purposes, Scalatra is the Scala version of Sinatra (which for anyone who doesn't know is a Ruby web server DSL).

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      Karma uses SinatraSinatra

      We use Sinatra a lot. I love Sinatra for APIs. It's really simple, really lightweight. It's awesome.

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      Andrey Khitryy uses GrapeGrape

      Fast integration. Best with Swagger and Rails.

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      EdgeTheory uses SinatraSinatra

      Microservices, RESTful APIs

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      Satoru Ishikawa uses SinatraSinatra

      WebAPIつくるのに。

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