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Really simple JSON and XML parsing, ripped from Merb and Rails. The XML parser is ripped from Merb and the JSON parser is ripped from Rails. I take no credit, just packaged them for all to enjoy and easily use.

note on releases

Releases are tagged on github and also released as gems on github and rubyforge. Master is pushed to whenever I add a patch or a new feature. To build from master, you can clone the code, generate the updated gemspec, build the gem and install.

  • rake gemspec

  • gem build httparty.gemspec

  • gem install the gem that was built

note on patches/pull requests

  • Fork the project.

  • Make your feature addition or bug fix.

  • Add tests for it. This is important so I don't break it in a future version unintentionally.

  • Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history. (if you want to have your own version, that is fine but bump version in a commit by itself in another branch so I can ignore when I pull)

  • Send me a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.


gem 'crack'
require 'crack' # for xml and json
require 'crack/json' # for just json
require 'crack/xml' # for just xml


Crack::XML.parse("<tag>This is the contents</tag>")
  # => {'tag' => 'This is the contents'}

Crack::JSON.parse('{"tag":"This is the contents"}')
  # => {'tag' => 'This is the contents'}


Copyright © 2009 John Nunemaker. See LICENSE for details.


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