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webservice library - Script HTTP JSON APIs (Web Services); Load (Micro) Web Services At-Runtime and More.

github: rubylibs/webservice, rubygems: webservice, rdoc: webservice

What’s the webservice library?

The webservice library lets you script HTTP JSON APIs also known as web services or microservices in classy Sinatra 2.0-style get / post methods with Mustermann 1.0 route / url pattern matching.

Dynamic Example

You can load web services at-runtime from files using Webservice.load_file. Example:

# service.rb

get '/' do
  'Hello, world!'
end

and

# server.rb

require 'webservice'

App = Webservice.load_file( './service.rb' )
App.run!

and to run type

$ ruby ./server.rb

Classic Example

# server.rb

require 'webservice'

class App < Webservice::Base
  get '/' do
    'Hello, world!'
  end
end

App.run!

and to run type

$ ruby ./server.rb

Rackup Example

Use config.ru and rackup. Example:

# config.ru

require `webservice`

class App < Webservice::Base
  get '/' do
    'Hello, world!'
  end
end

run App

and to run type

$ rackup      # will (auto-)load config.ru

Note: config.ru is a shortcut (inline) version of Rack::Builder.new do ... end:

# server.rb

require 'webservice'

class App < Webservice::Base
  get '/' do
    'Hello, world!'
  end
end

builder = Rack::Builder.new do
  run App
end

Rack::Server.start builder.to_app

and to run type

$ ruby ./server.rb

Bonus - “Real World” Examples

See

beerkit / beer.db.service - beer.db HTTP JSON API (web service) scripts e.g.

get '/beer/(r|rnd|rand|random)' do    # special keys for random beer
  Beer.rnd
end

get '/beer/:key'
  Beer.find_by! key: params['key']
end

get '/brewery/(r|rnd|rand|random)' do    # special keys for random brewery
  Brewery.rnd
end

get '/brewery/:key'
  Brewery.find_by! key: params['key']
end

...

worlddb / world.db.service - world.db HTTP JSON API (web service) scripts

get '/countries(.:format)?' do
  Country.by_key.all    # sort/order by key
end

get '/cities(.:format)?' do
  City.by_key.all       # sort/order by key
end

get '/tag/:slug(.:format)?' do   # e.g. /tag/north_america.csv
  Tag.find_by!( slug: params['slug'] ).countries
end

...

sportdb / sport.db.service - sport.db (football.db) HTTP JSON API (web service) scripts

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