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DSL to write pure web API applications

For more than a year now, I’ve been developing a DSL to write web services. The DSL has been used in production on major PS3 games and other web applications. To help people getting started with the DSL, I released a ‘mini-framework’/example application using the DSL on top of Sinatra, check it out.

If you are already familiar with the Grape DSL, it’s the same concept but with the following advantages:

  • input validation/sanitization
  • service isolation
  • generated documentation
  • contract based design

Note that while this version of the mini-framework uses sinatra as a web engine, the DSL could be used directly on top of Rack, Goliath and potentially Rails 3 (or 4).

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