create simple APIs from CSV files
by David Brennan
This is a small application developed using Ruby-on-Rails. You upload a datapackage.json file to it along with the corresponding CSV files and it gives you a read-only HTTP API. It's pretty simple - it uses the metadata in the datapackage.json file to import each CSV file into its own database table. Once imported, various API endpoints become available for metadata and data. You can perform simple queries on the data, controlling the ordering, paging and variable selection. It also talks to the DataTables jQuery plug-in.