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Building an API with Rails

  • Mar 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Rails is an attractive platform for building HTTP-based APIs and it's easy to get started. In this presentation, Matthew Bass will go over the basics of creating an API controller, wiring it up with routes, and protecting it with authentication. He'll also discuss transport encodings, including the binary property list format which offers a dramatic performance boost for those of us building an API for an iOS device (in one of his own projects, he got a 30% speed boost by switching to plists).

Matthew has been building things with Ruby since 2002 and has spoken at RailsConf and the Ruby Hoedown. He has spoken at the meetup before on various topics, including Teascript, one of his SaaS apps that generates high school transcripts for home and private schools. By day he freelances as a mild-mannered software developer, and by night works as an EMT for Wake County. He builds SaaS apps with whatever free time is left and blogs at www.matthewbass.com.

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  • Phi.Sanders

    Several useful tips from practical experience

    March 13, 2013

  • Dean P.

    Hey Matt, awesome presentation.

    Got a URL for the slidestack? Thanks again,
    Dean P.

    March 12, 2013

  • Loren H.

    Matthew, I was really looking forward to your talk but at the last minute I have to cancel because of some family matters. Good luck.

    March 12, 2013

    • Matthew

      Thanks! Next time.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is it ok if I come in a little late?

    March 12, 2013

    • Nathan W.

      We'll have a sign up on the door with a number to call if you arrive after 7:05 or so.

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, I'll try to leave my other meeting in time to make it before then.

      March 12, 2013

  • Josh

    Still at work so I won't be able to make it

    March 12, 2013

  • Brad B.

    Unfortunately, something came up, so freeing up a spot. Have fun folks!

    March 12, 2013

  • JuanO

    Other stuff came up. Next time!

    March 11, 2013

  • harry

    I'm not going to be able to make this. Happy to free up a spot

    March 11, 2013

  • harry

    I'm not going to be able to make this. Happy to free up a spot

    March 11, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Looking forward to learning more about Rails!

    February 26, 2013

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