Jb

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Jb

A simple and fast JSON API template engine for Ruby on Rails

Overview

Jb is a simplified and faster alternative to Jbuilder, a tool used for creating JSON templates in Rails applications. It offers a more straightforward syntax and eliminates the need to learn complex builder syntax. With Jb, developers can easily render JSON templates by writing simple Ruby code.

Features

  • No original builder syntax: Jb eliminates the need to learn complex builder syntax, making it easier for developers to write JSON templates.
  • Better rendering of collections: Unlike Jbuilder, the render_partial method in Jb actually renders the entire collection.
  • Flexible template code: Jb templates can contain any Ruby code that returns a Hash or Array object that responds to to_json.

Installation

To install Jb, add the following line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'jb'

Then, run the bundle command to install the gem.

Summary

Jb is a faster and simplified alternative to Jbuilder for creating JSON templates in Rails applications. It offers a more straightforward syntax and eliminates the need to learn complex builder syntax. With Jb, developers can easily render JSON templates by writing simple Ruby code. Its key features include no original builder syntax, better rendering of collections, and flexibility in template code.

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails, often referred to as Rails, is an open-source web application framework written in Ruby. Known for its convention over configuration and don't repeat yourself (DRY) principles, Rails simplifies and accelerates the development of database-backed web applications.