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Re: Ruby framework to build Web apps with RDF, Spira and Triple Stores

From: Ryan Riley <ryan.riley@panesofglass.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:30:44 -0700
Message-Id: <B6E6DA29-E542-47D4-81E5-63A8A0D772BF@panesofglass.org>
To: David Peterson <david.seth.p@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-rdf-ruby@w3.org" <public-rdf-ruby@w3.org>
The most comprehensive framework I can think of is Restfulie (http://restfulie.caelumobjects.com/ 
), which runs on Rails. Restfulie has both client and server components.

Other sever options: Rack (http://rack.rubyforge.org/) and its  
middlewares should give you everything you need, especially if you  
want fine-grained control. A step up would be Sinatra (http://www.sinatrarb.com 
), my personal favorite.

Other client options: RestClient (http://github.com/archiloque/rest-client 
) is really the only one of which I know anything.

If you go the Rack route, you might also take a look at Pancake (http://github.com/hassox/pancake 
), which is a framework built around Rack middlewares.



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On Jun 14, 2010, at 11:35 PM, David Peterson <david.seth.p@gmail.com>  

> I am going to be developing a REST based SemWeb application Web  
> backend. The frontend will be driven via mobile browsers (iPad,  
> Andriod, etc) and will communicate to the Ruby based backend with a  
> triple store to store information.
> Basically, I am pretty new to Ruby, but have about 14 years  
> experience with other Web technologies (javascript, php, c#, asp,  
> java, RDF, SPARQL, objective-c, etc). So I know stuff, but not good  
> Ruby stuff :) So please don't throw any stones for this question if  
> it is indeed very basic. I have been researching into things for  
> about a week without coming across anything concrete.
> I need a Ruby framework that has a number of things built in:  
> sessions, user authentication, authenticated REST calls, role/ 
> permission based access to content. I had looked to use something  
> like Drupal as a backend and write custom modules to access the  
> Triple Store, but Drupal is way to heavy to just use it as a login  
> and access based system (I have A LOT of experience with Drupal, but  
> it just doesn't seem to fit).
> So, all you Ruby guru's out there, can anyone give me a pointer, a  
> link or some advice?
> Thank you,
> David Peterson
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