Topic: Need Help to "setup" a RESTful webservice
I open this topic because I'm going to need a little help for rails and Webservices and also because i am a beginner.
I have now need to "build" a webservice that will enable a third party application (mobile application) to connect to a mySQL database server hosted on my ubuntu 10.04 server
So I have already committed some research and asked some questions and it seems that Rails 3.0 can help me materialize my project by creating a RESTful webservice type (that I don't know yet exactly what it is). Anyway, what I have understood is that I could make requests of kind 'http' in my DB via webservice that will return an XML I can parse.
So I have installed on my server ruby 1.8.7 and gem 1.8.21
I have then launched the famous gem install rails and everything seems ok ... I have Rails in its 3.2.3 version
Only now I 've no idea how to "create" my webservice (and where I must put it ? In /var/www/ to be reach from the web ?) Or how to parameter the 'linker' with a mySQL DB.
I have understood by reading different things on internet setting up a RESTful webservice with rails is not to complicate but i really don't find how to setup mine ... that's why i need help ! A lot of tutorials i've seen are too old. And I really would like advices to set it up !
So you have some tips, some ideas, or tips for m 'refer and help me to put all this in place.
Thanks for all !
Last edited by Romain77 (2012-04-03 10:40:49)