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Grape vs Sinatra: What are the differences?

Grape: An opinionated micro-framework for creating REST-like APIs in Ruby. 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; Sinatra: Classy web-development dressed in a DSL. Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.

Grape and Sinatra can be categorized as "Microframeworks (Backend)" tools.

"Well documented" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Grape, while over 63 developers mention "Lightweight" as the leading cause for choosing Sinatra.

Grape and Sinatra are both open source tools. It seems that Sinatra with 10.6K GitHub stars and 1.89K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Grape with 8.86K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Sinatra has a broader approval, being mentioned in 92 company stacks & 33 developers stacks; compared to Grape, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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 Sinatra?

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

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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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    David Sugar uses SinatraSinatra

    Typically used for web api services such as in piwitch

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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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