httparty

Makes http fun again!

Install

gem install httparty

Requirements

Examples

# Use the class methods to get down to business quickly
response = HTTParty.get('https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?site=stackoverflow')

puts response.body, response.code, response.message, response.headers.inspect

# Or wrap things up in your own class
class StackExchange
  include HTTParty
  base_uri 'api.stackexchange.com'

  def initialize(service, page)
    @options = { query: {site: service, page: page} }
  end

  def questions
    self.class.get("/2.2/questions", @options)
  end

  def users
    self.class.get("/2.2/users", @options)
  end
end

stack_exchange = StackExchange.new("stackoverflow", 1)
puts stack_exchange.questions
puts stack_exchange.users

See the examples directory for even more goodies.

Command Line Interface

httparty also includes the executable httparty which can be used to query web services and examine the resulting output. By default it will output the response as a pretty-printed Ruby object (useful for grokking the structure of output). This can also be overridden to output formatted XML or JSON. Execute httparty --help for all the options. Below is an example of how easy it is.

httparty "https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions?site=stackoverflow"

Help and Docs

Contributing