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Building RESTful APIs w/ Grape

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Description: Building a RESTful API with Rails presents a number of unnecessary challenges. We'll abandon the Rails MVC for the open-source Grape DSL and examine the implementation of a RESTful APIs that can easily be versioned, tested and documented. In addition, we'll demonstrate how Grape enables an architecture that is more suitable for modern trends in web development, which push an increasing amount of the MVC layer to fast client JavaScript engines via frameworks such as Backbone.js. Bio: Daniel Doubrovkine ( (aka dB.) is one of the tallest engineers at He founded and exited a successful Swiss start-up in the 90s, worked for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, specializing in security and authentication, dabbled in large scale social networking and ran a big team that developed an expensive Enterprise product in NYC. After turning open-source cheerleader a few years ago in the worlds of C++, Java and .NET, he converted himself to Ruby and has been slowly unlearning everything he learned in the last 15 years of software practice.