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Faraday is an HTTP client library that provides a common interface over many adapters (such as Net::HTTP) and embraces the concept of Rack middleware when processing the request/response cycle.


You're reading the README and looking at the code of our upcoming v2.0 release (the main branch). If you're here to read about our latest v1.x release, then please head over to the 1.x branch.

Getting Started

The best starting point is the Faraday Website, with its introduction and explanation. Need more details? See the Faraday API Documentation to see how it works internally.

Supported Ruby versions

This library aims to support and is tested against the currently officially supported Ruby implementations. This means that, even without a major release, we could add or drop support for Ruby versions, following their EOL. Currently that means we support Ruby 2.6+

If something doesn't work on one of these Ruby versions, it's a bug.

This library may inadvertently work (or seem to work) on other Ruby implementations and versions, however support will only be provided for the versions listed above.

If you would like this library to support another Ruby version, you may volunteer to be a maintainer. Being a maintainer entails making sure all tests run and pass on that implementation. When something breaks on your implementation, you will be responsible for providing patches in a timely fashion. If critical issues for a particular implementation exist at the time of a major release, support for that Ruby version may be dropped.


Do you want to contribute to Faraday? Open the issues page and check for the help wanted label! But before you start coding, please read our Contributing Guide


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