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An introduction to Sinatra and Ruby - swing when you're winning.

by Matt Gifford

In this session we will explore how to build a RESTful-based application using the Sinatra framework, built on top of the Ruby programming language. We will explore installing Ruby, creating our first Sinatra application, the use of route definitions to handle multiple METHOD request types, including GET and POST requests, data persistence in a SQLite database, and how to return data in multiple formats including JSON and HTML. The RESTful approach and ease of use offered by Sinatra make it a great choice for underlying API requests which you can implement and call from any programming language of your choice.