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title: Introduction type: guide order: 0 version: 0.10

JSONAPI::Resources, or "JR", provides a framework for developing a server that complies with the JSON API specification.

Like JSON API itself, JR's design is focused on the resources served by an API. JR needs little more than a definition of your resources, including their attributes and relationships, to make your server compliant with JSON API.

JR is designed to work with Rails 4.2+, and provides custom routes, controllers, and serializers. JR's resources may be backed by ActiveRecord models or by custom objects.

Client Libraries

JSON API maintains a (non-verified) listing of client libraries which should be compatible with JSON API compliant server implementations such as JR.


Add JR to your application's Gemfile:

  gem 'jsonapi-resources'

And then execute:


Or install it yourself as:

gem install jsonapi-resources