Stripped down Rails
Still seems like enough people don’t know, you can rip whole bits out of Rails, which is great when making an API app.
The rails-api gem is great, but if you depend on Rails, it drags in things you may have no use for in an API app, such as sprockets.
source 'https://rubygems.org' gem 'railties', '4.2.0' gem 'actionpack', '4.2.0' gem 'activemodel', '4.2.0' gem 'activerecord', '4.2.0' gem 'activesupport', '4.2.0' gem 'pg' gem 'active_model_serializers', '~> 0.8.3' gem 'unicorn' gem 'jwt' gem 'rack-cors', require: 'rack/cors' gem 'rails-api' group :development, :test do gem 'rspec-rails' end
Also, in config/applicaiton.rb you probably have a line
require 'rails/all', but you can get away with less Rails than that. I only include the bits I need:
require 'active_model/railtie' require 'active_record/railtie' require 'action_controller/railtie' require 'rails/test_unit/railtie'
I should point out that I need test_unit there even though I use rspec, as rspec depends on it
Gems included by the bundle: * actionpack (4.2.0) * actionview (4.2.0) * active_model_serializers (0.8.3) * activemodel (4.2.0) * activerecord (4.2.0) * activesupport (4.2.0) * arel (6.0.0) * builder (3.2.2) * bundler (1.8.5) * diff-lcs (1.2.5) * erubis (2.7.0) * i18n (0.7.0) * json (1.8.2) * jwt (1.4.1) * kgio (2.9.3) * loofah (2.0.1) * mini_portile (0.6.2) * minitest (5.5.1) * nokogiri (184.108.40.206) * pg (0.18.1) * rack (1.6.0) * rack-cors (0.3.1) * rack-test (0.6.3) * rails-api (0.4.0) * rails-deprecated_sanitizer (1.0.3) * rails-dom-testing (1.0.5) * rails-html-sanitizer (1.0.2) * railties (4.2.0) * raindrops (0.13.0) * rake (10.4.2) * rspec-core (3.2.2) * rspec-expectations (3.2.0) * rspec-mocks (3.2.1) * rspec-rails (3.2.1) * rspec-support (3.2.2) * thor (0.19.1) * thread_safe (0.3.5) * tzinfo (1.2.2) * unicorn (4.8.3)
I’m still trying to get rid of the dependency on nokogiri, but that’s a mission for another day.