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Like a modern code version of the mythical beast with 100 serpent heads, Typhoeus runs HTTP requests in parallel while cleanly encapsulating handling logic.
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Middleware that will make Rack-based apps CORS compatible. Fork the project here: https://github.com/cyu/rack-cors
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This pure Ruby library can read and write PNG images without depending on an external image library, like RMagick. It tries to be memory efficient and reasonably fast. It supports reading and writing all PNG variants that are defined in the specification, with one limitation: only 8-bit color depth is supported. It supports all transparency, interlacing and filtering options the PNG specifications allows. It can also read and write textual metadata from PNG files. Low-level read/write access to PNG chunks is also possible. This library supports simple drawing on the image canvas and simple operations like alpha composition and cropping. Finally, it can import from and export to RMagick for interoperability. Also, have a look at OilyPNG at https://github.com/wvanbergen/oily_png. OilyPNG is a drop in mixin module that implements some of the ChunkyPNG algorithms in C, which provides a massive speed boost to encoding and decoding.
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Ruby bindings to https://github.com/joyent/http-parser and https://github.com/http-parser/http-parser.java
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Amazon Web Services Signature Version 2 signing library. Generates sigv2 signature for HTTP requests.
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An easy-to-use client library for making requests from Ruby. It uses a simple method chaining system for building requests, similar to Python's Requests.
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Rack::Cache is suitable as a quick drop-in component to enable HTTP caching for Rack-based applications that produce freshness (Expires, Cache-Control) and/or validation (Last-Modified, ETag) information.
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CasperJS is a navigation scripting & testing utility for [PhantomJS](http://www.phantomjs.org/). It eases the process of defining a full navigation scenario and provides useful high-level functions, methods & syntaxic sugar for doing common tasks.
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Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP including a thread pool for connecting to multiple hosts. Using persistent HTTP connections can dramatically increase the speed of HTTP. Creating a new HTTP connection for every request involves an extra TCP round-trip and causes TCP congestion avoidance negotiation to start over. Net::HTTP supports persistent connections with some API methods but does not make setting up a single persistent connection or managing multiple connections easy. Net::HTTP::Persistent wraps Net::HTTP and allows you to focus on how to make HTTP requests.
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Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework. http://github.com/edavis10/redmine is the official git mirror of the svn repository
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A fast, high resolution timer library for recording peformance metrics. * (http://github.com/copiousfreetime/hitimes) * (http://github.com/copiousfreetime/hitimes) * email jeremy at copiousfreetime dot org * `git clone url git://github.com/copiousfreetime/hitimes.git`
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Utility-belt to build form data request bodies. Provides support for `application/x-www-form-urlencoded` and `multipart/form-data` types.
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See also: http://logging.apache.org/log4j
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MailCatcher runs a super simple SMTP server which catches any message sent to it to display in a web interface. Run mailcatcher, set your favourite app to deliver to smtp://127.0.0.1:1025 instead of your default SMTP server, then check out http://127.0.0.1:1080 to see the mail.
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This is a heavily modified fork of http://github.com/defunkt/colored gem, with many sensible pull requests combined. Since the authors of the original gem no longer support it, this might, perhaps, be considered a good alternative. Simple gem that adds various color methods to String class, and can be used as follows: require 'colored2' puts 'this is red'.red puts 'this is red with a yellow background'.red.on.yellow puts 'this is red with and italic'.red.italic puts 'this is green bold'.green.bold << ' and regular'.green puts 'this is really bold blue on white but reversed'.bold.blue.on.white.reversed puts 'this is regular, but '.red! << 'this is red '.yellow! << ' and yellow.'.no_color! puts ('this is regular, but '.red! do 'this is red '.yellow! do ' and yellow.'.no_color! end end)
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Koala is a lightweight, flexible Ruby SDK for Facebook. It allows read/write access to the social graph via the Graph and REST APIs, as well as support for realtime updates and OAuth and Facebook Connect authentication. Koala is fully tested and supports Net::HTTP and Typhoeus connections out of the box and can accept custom modules for other services.
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