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HTTP clients

Easily interact with HTTP-based services

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Expose HTTP-based services from Ruby. Usually these are used with a rack-based Ruby web framework.
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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...
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Amazon Web Services Signature Version 4 signing library. Generates sigv4 signature for HTTP requests.
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Use with Net::HTTP to do multipart form postspec. IO values that have #content_type, #original_filename, and #local_path will be posted as a binary file.
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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 Mozill...
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Makes http fun! Also, makes consuming restful web services dead easy.
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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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Puma is a simple, fast, threaded, and highly concurrent HTTP 1.1 server for Ruby/Rack applications. Puma is intended for use in both development and production environments. It's great for highly concurrent Ruby implementations such as Rubinius and JRuby as well as as providing process worker sup...
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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 ac...
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gives something like the functionality of libwww-perl (LWP) in Ruby
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WebMock allows stubbing HTTP requests and setting expectations on HTTP requests.
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unicorn is an HTTP server for Rack applications designed to only serve fast clients on low-latency, high-bandwidth connections and take advantage of features in Unix/Unix-like kernels. Slow clients should only be served by placing a reverse proxy capable of fully buffering both the the request a...
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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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Record your test suite's HTTP interactions and replay them during future test runs for fast, deterministic, accurate tests.
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Ruby bindings to http://github.com/ry/http-parser and http://github.com/a2800276/http-parser.java
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Amazon Web Services Signature Version 2 signing ligrary. Generates sigv2 signature for HTTP requests.
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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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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 avoi...
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