Sinatra makes creating web applications with Ruby easy and fast. Sinatra’s super streamlined codebase is great to work with and lets you decide how simple or complicated you want your applications to be. In short, it empowers you, and will make your Ruby projects sing!
Sinatra’s crazy-tiny codebase (1% the size of Rails) makes for performance that Rails simply can’t touch.
Don’t let your framework dictate how you work. Sinatra works the way YOU work, with YOUR tools.
Break free from dependancy hell, using only the gems that your project needs.
In this interview Jess talks to John Barton about - Getting Started with Sinatra. As John explains, because Sinatra is small and flexible, it allows you to quickly create web applications in Ruby with minimal effort. He then describes how Sinatra can be used 'in the wild', and demonstrates in a quick tutorial, how to use Sinatra to build a simple marketing page with a sign-up form.
Sinatra has become the natural choice for building fast and efficient Ruby applications without the weight of Rails. In fact, consider that the entire Sinatra codebase weighs in at less than 2,000 lines—around 1% the size of Rails! And, unlike Rails, you have the freedom to choose the tools you prefer. So, for instance, you can write database-agnostic code complete with Ajax.
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Darren Jones has been programming and building websites for more than a decade. After discovering Ruby on Rails, he fell in love with Sinatra’s approach to web development. Darren now contributes Sinatra tutorials to the RubySource website, and lists water polo and mathematics among his interests.
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