I need to implement an API for my web app but i had some questions before diving into the code for it. I was hoping to get some help from you experience individuals and rails rock stars. 1. Is there a way to add authentication/login so api methods cant execute without proper credentials? Mainly, I want to be able to track activity from different people using the api and also want to keep out scriptors that might add bad content through my api. I think basecamp api has this, but i'm not sure how to implement. 2. I have not yet updated to Rails 1.1 yet (i will soon), but does this change anything in regards to whether or not to use AWS? I saw Jamis's article on respond_to stuff but i wasnt sure how it would work with an api call. 3. I read the manual on ror.com about aws. however i'm having trouble deciding which dispatching approach to use. I want to use the one that fastest to implement but is also most flexible to soap, xmpl-rpc, rest clients. Any help and insights would be greatly appreciated.
on 2006-04-14 05:05