REST without ActiveResource

I have been reading the manual on how to develop a REST application with
Rails, from b-simple[1]. However, after finishing, they talk about
ActiveResource. What is the place of this ActiveResource? I mean, the
manual has taught me to do a REST app, what is the sense of
ActiveResource? Where does it fit in mi app after all?

Thanks.

[1]
http://blog.b-simple.de/articles/2007/02/19/restful-rails-tutorial-in-english

On 10/29/07, Damaris F. [email protected] wrote:

http://blog.b-simple.de/articles/2007/02/19/restful-rails-tutorial-in-english

Posted via http://www.ruby-forum.com/.

ActiveResource is a client for REST services. You don’t need to use
it in your app, though you might want to write a test app, because
some of your customers will probably use it if they consume your API
from within a Rails app.

If your app doesn’t expose an XML API then ARes doesn’t play a role at
all.

Pat

On 29 Oct 2007, at 12:38, Damaris F. wrote:

I have been reading the manual on how to develop a REST application
with Rails, from b-simple[1]. However, after finishing, they talk
about ActiveResource. What is the place of this ActiveResource? I
mean, the manual has taught me to do a REST app, what is the sense
of ActiveResource? Where does it fit in mi app after all?

ActiveResource is the other side of a RESTful app.

If you build your app to be RESTful, ActiveResource can be used as a
client to retrieve resources from your app. It helps you write
clients for your applications, or for other peoples’ applications
that are RESTfully designed.

James.


James S. : Web D.
Work : Processing Greenbelt 2009 – James Stewart
Play : http://james.anthropiccollective.org

Ok. So I can write my app without ActiveResource and then, if a client
wants to use it, I can transformed it with any further effort, I think?

Thanks a lot.

James S. wrote:

On 29 Oct 2007, at 12:38, Damaris F. wrote:

I have been reading the manual on how to develop a REST application
with Rails, from b-simple[1]. However, after finishing, they talk
about ActiveResource. What is the place of this ActiveResource? I
mean, the manual has taught me to do a REST app, what is the sense
of ActiveResource? Where does it fit in mi app after all?

ActiveResource is the other side of a RESTful app.

If you build your app to be RESTful, ActiveResource can be used as a
client to retrieve resources from your app. It helps you write
clients for your applications, or for other peoples’ applications
that are RESTfully designed.

James.


James S. : Web D.
Work : Processing Greenbelt 2009 – James Stewart
Play : http://james.anthropiccollective.org