Sinatra from scratch

16 January, 2009

I wrote a small Ruby app the other day which was chucking out JSON which was being parsed by some PHP.

So I thought I’d convert it to all-Ruby using Sinatra (my first real attempt at a Ruby web framework that’s not Hello World).

Installation was harder than expected on my clean Ubuntu box, but for reference:

gem install 1.8-dev
gem install mongrel
gem install rack --version 0.4
gem install sinatra

It was the third line which really caught me out – Sinatra is bound to version 0.4 of Rack, even though it’s at 0.9.1 right now!

Everything seems fine so far, I’ll post a URL if I ever get it running!

update: Sinatra 0.9 was released two days after I wrote this, and it is now dependent on Rack 0.9.1 so the “–version 0.4” is no longer needed

See other posts tagged with mongrel rack ruby ruby sinatra and all posts made in January 2009.