An HTTP client with REST literals
ForwardSlash makes REST a first-class citizen of the Ruby programming language. Rather than forcing developers to write code that makes calls to URLs over HTTP, ForwardSlash lets you drop the URL right in your code - no more worrying about what HTTP is. This blog post explains it best.
Install the gem:
gem install forward-slash
Require the module:
Then include the
ForwardSlash module in a class you want to make HTTP calls from, and you're good to go! Here's a runnable example (taken from the
#!/usr/bin/env ruby $LOAD_PATH.unshift 'lib' require "bundler" Bundler.require class CurrentIp include ForwardSlash def self.print http://ifconfig.me/ip puts result end end CurrentIp.print
Anything that isn't valid Ruby syntax is unsupported, including:
- Query strings
- Trailing slashes on URLs
I've tested it on Ruby 2.2.4. It might work on other versions.
Should I use this?