Url Shortener is a Ruby library / gem and API wrapper for bit.ly to shorten/expand the urls and retrieve other information about them.
To use the url_shortener gem you need a bit.ly login and Api key.
If you are registered at bit.ly then you already have it.
If you are not registered then you can get it easily by registering at bit.ly as they give an api key to every registered user
gem sources -a gemcutter.org
sudo gem install url_shortener
Start an irb session
require 'rubygems' require 'url_shortener'
To Shorten Urls
authorize = UrlShortener::Authorize.new 'your_bitly_login', 'your_bitly_api_key'
For example; authorize = UrlShortener::Authorize.new 'bitlyapidemo', 'R_0da49e0a9118ff35f52f629d2d71bf07'
client = UrlShortener::Client.new authorize
shorten = client.shorten('www.yahoo.com') # => UrlShortener::Response::Shorten object
shorten.result # => returns a hash of all data returned from bitly
shorten.urls # => Only returns the short urls look for more convenience methods in the UrlShortener::Response::Shorten class
Tests are written using RSpec and Cucumber. Integration tests use bit.ly demo login and api key credentials.
(The MIT License)
Copyright © 2009 Nasir Jamal
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