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Singing with Sinatra

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Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts and sessions from throughout the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial series first published in February.

In this Session, we’ll be taking a look at Sinatra; a small, yet incredibly powerful DSL for quickly creating Ruby web applications. You'll learn everything from installing the framework, all the way up to building an app.

Posts in this series
  • Ruby
    Singing with SinatraSinging with sinatra
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    Welcome to Track 1 of "Singing with Sinatra." In this mini-series we'll be taking a look at Sinatra; a small, yet incredibly powerful DSL for quickly creating Ruby web applications. In this part, we'll get started with Sinatra by playing around with a few routes, learning how to access URL parameters and how to POST data between pages.Read More…
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    Singing with Sinatra - The Recall AppSinging with sinatra
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    Welcome to Track 2 of Singing with Sinatra. In part one, we reviewed Routes, how to work with URI parameters, working with forms, and how Sinatra differentiates routes by the HTTP method they were requested by. Today, we're going to extend our knowledge of Sinatra by building a small database-driven app, "Recall," for taking notes/making a to-do list.Read More…
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    Singing with Sinatra - The EncoreSinging with sinatra
    Welcome back to Singing with Sinatra! In this third and final part we'll be extending the "Recall" app we built in the previous lesson. We're going to add an RSS feed to the app with the incredibly useful Builder gem, which makes creating XML files in Ruby a piece of cake. We'll learn just how easy Sinatra makes escaping HTML from user input to prevent XSS attacks, and we'll improve on some of the error handling code.Read More…