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ethon

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A long-lived project that still receives updates
Very lightweight libcurl wrapper.
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>= 1.15.0
 Project Readme

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Ethon

In Greek mythology, Ethon, the son of Typhoeus and Echidna, is a gigantic eagle. So much for the history. In the modern world, Ethon is a very basic libcurl wrapper using ffi.

Installation

With bundler:

gem "ethon"

With rubygems:

gem install ethon

Usage

Making the first request is simple:

easy = Ethon::Easy.new(url: "www.example.com")
easy.perform
#=> :ok

You have access to various options, such as following redirects:

easy = Ethon::Easy.new(url: "www.example.com", followlocation: true)
easy.perform
#=> :ok

Once you're done you can inspect the response code and body:

easy = Ethon::Easy.new(url: "www.example.com", followlocation: true)
easy.perform
easy.response_code
#=> 200
easy.response_body
#=> "<!doctype html><html ..."

Http

In order to make life easier, there are some helpers for making HTTP requests:

easy = Ethon::Easy.new
easy.http_request("www.example.com", :get, { params: {a: 1} })
easy.perform
#=> :ok
easy = Ethon::Easy.new
easy.http_request("www.example.com", :post, { params: { a: 1 }, body: { b: 2 } })
easy.perform
#=> :ok

This is really handy when making requests since you don't have to care about setting everything up correctly.

LICENSE

(The MIT License)

Copyright © 2012-2016 Hans Hasselberg

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.