Where do i put the code to pull data from an API?

My app doesnt use a database, it gets all it's information from an api. I was wondering whether i should put the code for pulling the api data into an array in the controller or a model?

This is a pretty simple app right now with only one controller, I may expand it later but I have no plans to do so right now.

In the model, All your data objects should be in the models, and the controller is simply a bridge between the models and the views, pooling out only the data the view needs, so you'd write methods for retrieving and creating data in your model and then call those functions in your controllers and parse those arrays etc into your views.


Definitely in a model. Here's the Rails hint: ActiveResource::Base (edge/2.0) is similar to ActiveRecord::Base.