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RABLing, Serializing and JBuilding better APIs

When building JSON APIs for mobile apps, we find ourselves wanting a more expressive and powerful solution. This is especially true when the JSON representation is complex or doesn't match the exact schema defined within the database. In this presentation, we will demo not One, not Two but Three different ways of generating APIs in rails. We will demonstrate how to use RABL, Active Model Serializers and JBuilder, and highlight what we've learnt from each one of them.

Michelle D'Souza & Eric Chernuka

Rails Developers, AppColony Inc.

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  • Gavin M.

    Thanks for the great presentation Michelle & Eric!

    October 25, 2013

  • Michelle D.

    As promised, the slides that Eric and I used for the presentation are up on speakerdeck:

    And here's a link to the code we used for the demo:

    Thanks to everyone who came out this Tuesday!

    October 24, 2013

  • Tim U.

    Good content, well presented.

    October 23, 2013

  • Amit

    As mentioned, here's the signup link for the neo4j graph databases all day session on Saturday Nov. 23 ( Look for the Calgary link on the page. All details about the day are in the signup link. Hope to see you there...

    October 22, 2013

  • Brett G.

    Great presentation - thanks to Michelle and Eric!

    October 22, 2013

  • Ben S.

    Hey everyone!

    A few quick notes about tomorrow night:
    1) The gates to the parking lot will be accessible from 5 to 7 pm, but remember that the presentation will start at 6:30.

    2) Please only park in the spots marked AppColony.

    3) If there are no spaces available in the parking lot, there is street parking along 11th East of Olympic Way.

    4) There will be many kinds of beverages available courtesy of AppColony!

    If there's any questions, please let me know! Thanks everyone, see you all tomorrow night.

    October 21, 2013

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