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Re: drumbone api

From: Luigi Montanez <luigi.montanez@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:09:09 -0400
Message-ID: <AANLkTil3Saek0jjLgb9qlfenKV2o0-V2wUIZb0cbiPLK@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
Yes, it's a classy web framework: http://www.sinatrarb.com/

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:00 PM, Mike Norton <xsideofparadise@yahoo.com>wrote:

> What's the Sinatra framework?  Is that named after Frank?
> Michael A. Norton
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Ed Summers <ehs@pobox.com>
> *To:* public-egov-ig <public-egov-ig@w3.org>
> *Sent:* Mon, June 14, 2010 7:49:38 PM
> *Subject:* drumbone api
> Of potential interest to egov folks that haven't already seen it announced:
> http://services.sunlightlabs.com/docs/Drumbone_API/
> Drumbone is a RESTful JSON API over data about legislators, bills, and
> roll call votes. Unlike the Sunlight Labs Congress API, all data is
> taken from existing APIs and data sources (especially GovTrack); there
> is no original data here.
> The name "Drumbone" is taken from the name of an instrument created
> from PVC pipes whose length can be adjusted as needed to create
> various sounds and music. Accordingly, the purpose of Drumbone is to
> pipe in data from disparate sources, and redistribute it in the
> simplest and most flexible format possible.
> Drumbone is designed to serve thin clients, and applications where
> bandwidth is at a premium. It was originally built to serve a mobile
> app, the Congress Android app), and a widget service, Sunlight's
> Politiwidgets. The idea is to give you all the information you need to
> fill in a user interface in one HTTP call. It is not meant to serve as
> a bulk data repository. Drumbone uses GovTrack for that, and so should
> you.
> Drumbone is written in Ruby, with the Sinatra framework, and uses
> MongoDB for data storage. The code for this service is available on
> Github.
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