Rails API best practices


#1

Hi,

Is there a book or screencast or documentation that provides best
practices for creating an API for a RoR application?

I have to build an API from scratch and I have no idea where to start.


M.


#2

If you haven’t read the docs for ActiveResource, I’d start there.


#3

If you haven’t read the docs for ActiveResource, I’d start there.

One of the tasks of my project is that I have to create a PHP library
that people can use to connect to this application.

Is there a library that implements a PHP - RoR XML connection?


M.


#4

Hi Marcelo,

Marcelo B. wrote:

Is there a book or screencast or documentation that provides
best practices for creating an API for a RoR application?

I have to build an API from scratch and I have no idea where
to start.

I highly recommend “RESTful Web Services”. Amazon has it
http://www.amazon.com/RESTful-Web-Services-Leonard-Richardson/dp/0596529260/
ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1223669754&sr=1-1

Best regards,
Bill


#5

I haven’t seen one, but I haven’t looked. ActiveResource is (well,
kind of) an object mapping framework from RoR to XML. I would start
with the XML it generates, and build the PHP from there.