Rails API vs. Iron vs. Trails



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Description

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 Iron?

Iron is a high level web framework built in and for Rust, built on hyper. Iron is designed to take advantage of Rust's greatest features - its excellent type system and its principled approach to ownership in both single threaded and multi threaded contexts.

What is Trails?

Trails is a modern, community-driven web application framework for node.js. It builds on the pedigree of Rails and Grails to accelerate development by adhering to a straightforward, convention-based, API-driven design philosophy.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Rails API?
No Cons submitted yet for Rails API
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Pricing

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Companies

What companies use Rails API?
5 companies on StackShare use Rails API
What companies use Iron?
10 companies on StackShare use Iron
What companies use Trails?
2 companies on StackShare use Trails

Integrations

What tools integrate with Rails API?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Rails API
What tools integrate with Iron?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Iron
What tools integrate with Trails?
15 tools on StackShare integrate with Trails

What are some alternatives to Rails API, Iron, and Trails?

  • 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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