Slim vs. Grape vs. Rails API

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Description

What is Slim?

Slim is easy to use for both beginners and professionals. Slim favors cleanliness over terseness and common cases over edge cases. Its interface is simple, intuitive, and extensively documented — both online and in the code itself.

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 Slim?
27 companies on StackShare use Slim
What companies use Grape?
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What companies use Rails API?
1 companies on StackShare use Rails API

Integrations

What tools integrate with Slim?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Slim
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 Slim, 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
  • Sinatra - Classy web-development dressed in a DSL

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