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Grape

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+ 1
10
Rails API

85
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+ 1
16
Sinatra

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456
+ 1
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Pros of Grape
Pros of Rails API
Pros of Sinatra
  • 4
    Open source
  • 4
    Well documented
  • 2
    Can be used to apply good security to the whole API
  • 5
    Great for quick decoupled apps
  • 5
    Lightweight
  • 3
    Simply the best
  • 2
    Soon to be merged into core Rails 5
  • 1
    Logging by default
  • 65
    Lightweight
  • 50
    Simple
  • 35
    Open source
  • 20
    Ruby
  • 13
    Great ecosystem of tools
  • 10
    Ease of use
  • 8
    If you know http you know sinatra
  • 5
    Large Community
  • 5
    Fast
  • 1
    Flexibilty and easy to use

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Cons of Grape
Cons of Rails API
Cons of Sinatra
  • 1
    Code structure makes reuse difficult
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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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