Post-Rails? Composable Apps with a First-class API

A session at Frozen Rails 2012

Thursday 20th September, 2012

4:00pm to 4:30pm (HMT)

Rails is the best framework for building web apps in the world, but is there a way we can get even greater leverage of Rails' strengths while producing a more maintainable system? Brandur talks about lessons learnt while separating API from the web, and how this pattern can be reused elsewhere for the greater good:

  • More manageable codebases and healthier developers
  • Using Rails for what it's best at—building web apps
  • Keeping designers happy by giving them well-constructed APIs and saving them from constant operational load
  • Using ActiveModel to face back onto your own platform
  • Building self-service APIs for customers, but which are also reused by any number of internal components
  • Opening the gates for the rest of the software ecosystem—Backbone apps and iOS

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Brandur Leach

Platform engineer at Heroku. Ruby, APIs, Vim, Tmux, fixed gear riding, longboarding, and metal. bio from Twitter

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Frozen Rails 2012

Finland Finland, Helsinki

20th21st September 2012

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