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HTTP clients

Easily interact with HTTP-based services

Web Servers

Expose HTTP-based services from Ruby. Usually these are used with a rack-based Ruby web framework.

CouchDB Clients

Apache CouchDB is an open source NoSQL JSON document storage database with an HTTP API. These libraries enable you to interface with it from Ruby.
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Amazon Web Services Signature Version 4 signing library. Generates sigv4 signature for HTTP requests.
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Rack provides a minimal, modular and adaptable interface for developing web applications in Ruby. By wrapping HTTP requests and responses in the simplest way possible, it unifies and distills the API for web servers, web frameworks, and software in between (the so-called middleware) into a single method call.
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HTTP::Cookie is a Ruby library to handle HTTP Cookies based on RFC 6265. It has with security, standards compliance and compatibility in mind, to behave just the same as today's major web browsers. It has builtin support for the legacy cookies.txt and the latest cookies.sqlite formats of Mozilla Firefox, and its modular API makes it easy to add support for a new backend store.
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Puma is a simple, fast, threaded, and highly parallel HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby/Rack applications. Puma is intended for use in both development and production environments. It's great for highly parallel Ruby implementations such as Rubinius and JRuby as well as as providing process worker support to support CRuby well.
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A simple HTTP and REST client for Ruby, inspired by the Sinatra microframework style of specifying actions: get, put, post, delete.
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WebMock allows stubbing HTTP requests and setting expectations on HTTP requests.
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gives something like the functionality of libwww-perl (LWP) in Ruby
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WEBrick is an HTTP server toolkit that can be configured as an HTTPS server, a proxy server, and a virtual-host server.
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Parse Accept and Accept-Language HTTP headers.
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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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raindrops is a real-time stats toolkit to show statistics for Rack HTTP servers. It is designed for preforking servers such as unicorn, but should support any Rack HTTP server on platforms supporting POSIX shared memory. It may also be used as a generic scoreboard for sharing atomic counters across multiple processes.
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