Getting Started with Rack (Video)

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If you’re writing web applications with Ruby there comes a time when you might need something a lot simpler, or even faster, than Ruby on Rails or the Sinatra micro-framework. Enter Rack.

In this 5:25 minute long video we’ll quickly explore the Rack framework, which powers Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, and a whole host of other frameworks. We’ll start with a one line Rack application and move on to write a very simple web framework using this powerful tool.


A lot of people have asked about a gist of the code, here it is it’s the full script of the screen cast along with all of the code. Enjoy!


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