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Add API Apps to release notes
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eileencodes committed Jun 30, 2016
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See the [Action Cable Overview](action_cable_overview.html) guide for more
### Rails API
[Pull Request](
### API Applications
Rails can now be used to create slimmed down API only applications.
This is useful for creating and serving APIs similar to [Twitter]( or [GitHub]( API,
that can be used to serve public facing, as well as, for custom applications.
You can generate a new api Rails app using:
$ rails new my_api --api
This will do three main things:
- Configure your application to start with a more limited set of middleware
than normal. Specifically, it will not include any middleware primarily useful
for browser applications (like cookies support) by default.
- Make `ApplicationController` inherit from `ActionController::API` instead of
`ActionController::Base`. As with middleware, this will leave out any Action
Controller modules that provide functionalities primarily used by browser
- Configure the generators to skip generating views, helpers and assets when
you generate a new resource.
The application provides a base for APIs,
that can then be [configured to pull in functionality](api_app.html) as suitable for the application's needs.
See the [Using Rails for API-only Applications](api_app.html) guide for more
### Active Record attributes API

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