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Sinatra Verbs

What is Sinatra Verbs ?

Sinatra Verbs is a Sinatra extension that allows you to extend regular supported HTTP verbs. It can be used just for fun, or to implement a WebDAV server, for instance.

Installing Sinatra Verbs

sudo gem install sinatra-verbs

Using Sinatra Verbs

Using Sinatra::Base

require 'sinatra/base'
require 'sinatra/verbs'

Sinatra::Verbs.custom :mkcol, :hello

class MyApp < Sinatra::Base
  mkcol '/hi' do
    "Hello, this is MKCOL verb"
  end

  hello '/hi' do
    "Hello, this is HELLO verb"
  end

  run!
end

Classic

require 'sinatra'
require 'sinatra/verbs'

Sinatra::Verbs.custom :mkcol, :hello

mkcol '/hi' do
  "Hello, this is MKCOL verb"
end

hello '/hi' do
  "Hello, this is HELLO verb"
end

Lightning-fast testing

Write one of the previous examples to a file, say: test-sinatra-verbs.rb

ruby test-sinatra-verbs.rb

Now let's start a telnet session:

telnet localhost 4567
> HELLO /hi HTTP/1.1<ENTER>
> <ENTER>

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK 
< Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
< Content-Length: 25
< Server: WEBrick/1.3.1 (Ruby/1.9.2/2010-12-25)
< Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:39:58 GMT
< Connection: Keep-Alive
<
< Hello, this is HELLO verb