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HTTP/REST API client library.

faraday 87,007,959 Downloads Last release

lostisland/faraday Last commit


A simple HTTP and REST client for Ruby, inspired by the Sinatra microframework style of specifying actions: get, put, post, delete.

rest-client 71,060,414 Downloads Last release

rest-client/rest-client Last commit


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.

http 8,908,655 Downloads Last release

httprb/http Last commit


Makes http fun! Also, makes consuming restful web services dead easy.

httparty 41,276,890 Downloads Last release

jnunemaker/httparty Last commit


Curb (probably CUrl-RuBy or something) provides Ruby-language bindings for the libcurl(3), a fully-featured client-side URL transfer library. cURL and libcurl live at

curb 7,562,817 Downloads Last release

taf2/curb Last commit


Like a modern code version of the mythical beast with 100 serpent heads, Typhoeus runs HTTP requests in parallel while cleanly encapsulating handling logic.

typhoeus 13,920,432 Downloads Last release

typhoeus/typhoeus Last commit


The Mechanize library is used for automating interaction with websites. Mechanize automatically stores and sends cookies, follows redirects, and can follow links and submit forms. Form fields can be populated and submitted. Mechanize also keeps track of the sites that you have visited as a history.

mechanize 8,300,707 Downloads Last release

sparklemotion/mechanize Last commit


Common interface for Ruby's HTTP libraries

httpi 11,481,697 Downloads Last release

savonrb/httpi Last commit


Simple Ruby HTTP/REST client with a sane API

nestful 662,509 Downloads Last release

maccman/nestful Last commit



EXtended http(s) CONnections

excon 53,872,551 Downloads Last release

excon/excon Last commit

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