Previously, I talked about making first steps with Sinatra, how to prepare and configure everything to get the app running similarly to Rails. This time, I’m going to show you how to make the app as full-stack, so you could use it instead of Rails.
Some time ago, I had a chance to build a very small app handling HTTP requests coming from Slack. I decided to choose a lightweight framework, so I skipped Rails in favour of Sinatra. In this blog post, I would like to help you out with the first steps toward using something different than Rails, but from the perspective of a Rails developer. Why? Well, a lot of Ruby developers might be called Rails developers because the only framework they have ever used is Rails. As you can see here, there are many other web frameworks for Ruby, and I’m pretty sure that most of them sound strange to you. Let me introduce Sinatra!