Chapter 1Sinatra Takes to the Stage

Congratulations for picking up and reading this little book about Sinatra. Since its release in 2007, Sinatra has quickly gained in popularity in the Ruby web community due to its elegant simplicity and classy syntax. Everybody who uses it falls in love with its elegant simplicity and classy syntax. This book will introduce you to Sinatra from installation right through to building your own web application and hosting it on the Internet. So, without further ado, let’s get on with the show!

What is Sinatra?

You might be wondering what Sinatra is. Here’s what the Sinatra website has to say: “Sinatra is a DSL for quickly creating web applications in Ruby with minimal effort.”

What does that mean? Well, a DSL (domain-specific ...

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