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A simple ruby interface for the jservice.io API


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'japi'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install japi


clue = JAPI::Trebek.random.first # ask trebek for a random question!
puts clue.category.title # THE SOLAR SYSTEM
puts clue.question # Only 1 of 9 planets not named for a Greek or Roman mythological figure

answer = gets.chomp
if answer == clue.answer
  puts "The Earth! Correct!"
  puts "Good answer! Thats worth #{clue.value} dollars!"
  puts "Too bad!"

You can host your own jservice.io, and configure the gem to use arbitrary endpoints.

Example Configuration

require 'japi'

JAPI.configuration do |config|
 config.jservice_url = "http://my-selfhosted-jservice.com"


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/djds23/japi. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.