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A toolkit for building REST APIs on top of Rack
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 Dependencies

Development

~> 1.0
>= 0
~> 6.0
~> 3

Runtime

 Project Readme

apiculture

A little toolkit for building RESTful API backends on top of Rack.

Build Status

Ideas

A simple API definition DSL with simple premises:

  • Endpoint URLs should be visible in the actual code. The reason for that is with nested blocks you inevitably end up setting up context somewhere far away from the terminal route that ends up using that context.
  • Explicit allowed/required parameters (both payload/query string and body)
  • Explicit description in front of the API action definition
  • Wrap the actual work into Actions, so that the API definition is mostly routes

A taste of honey

class Api::V2 < Apiculture::App

  use Rack::Parser, :content_types => {
    'application/json'  => JSON.method(:load).to_proc
  }

  extend Apiculture

  desc 'Create a Contact'
  required_param :name, 'Name of the person', String
  param :email, 'Email address of the person', String
  param :phone, 'Phone number', String, cast: ->(v) { v.scan(/\d/).flatten.join }
  param :notes, 'Notes about this person', String
  api_method :post, '/contacts' do
    # anything allowed within Sinatra actions is allowed here, and
    # works exactly the same - but we suggest using Actions instead.
    action_result CreateContact # uses Api::V2::CreateContact
  end

  desc 'Fetch a Contact'
  route_param :id, 'ID of the person'
  responds_with 200, 'Contact data', {name: 'John Appleseed', id: "ac19...fefg"}
  api_method :get, '/contacts/:id' do | person_id |
    json Person.find(person_id).to_json
  end
end

Generating documentation

For the aforementioned example:

File.open('API.html', 'w') do |f|
  f << Api::V2.api_documentation.to_html
end

or to get it in Markdown:

File.open('API.md', 'w') do |f|
  f << Api::V2.api_documentation.to_markdown
end

Running the tests

$ bundle exec rspec

If you want to also examine the HTML documentation that gets built during the test, set SHOW_TEST_DOC in env:

$ SHOW_TEST_DOC=yes bundle exec rspec

Note that this requires presence of the open commandline utility (should be available on both OSX and Linux).

Contributing to apiculture

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn't been implemented or the bug hasn't been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn't requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2015-2018 WeTransfer. See LICENSE.txt for further details.