A Ruby wrapper for the Sunlight Labs API: wiki.sunlightlabs.com/Sunlight_API_Documentation
This gem is no longer under active development. THe official gem would be abetter place to go:
# Run the following if you haven't already: gem sources -a http://gems.github.com # Install the gem(s): sudo gem install technicalpickles-daywalker
Get an API key
Before starting you need to register for an API key: services.sunlightlabs.com/api/register/
After registering, you will receive an email prompting you to activate the API key.
require 'rubygems' require 'daywalker' require 'pp' Daywalker.api_key = 'this is so sekrit' pp Daywalker::District.all_by_zipcode('27511') pp Daywalker::District.unique_by_latitude_and_longitude(40.739157, -73.990929) pp Daywalker::District.unique_by_address('One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201') pp Daywalker::Legislator.all_by_zip('02201') pp Daywalker::Legislator.unique(:state => 'NY', :district => 4) pp Daywalker::Legislator.unique_by_state_and_district('NY', 4) pp Daywalker::Legislator.all(:state => 'NY', :title => :senator) pp Daywalker::Legislator.all_by_state_and_title('NY', :senator)
Why not use the existing gem, available at github.com/luigi/sunlight/tree/master ?
Mostly, I didn't have a good experience when I was first poking around the Sunlight Labs API. I was dense and didn't activate my API key at first, but it didn't notice that. Even after activating, I wasn't getting any data back.
Copyright © 2009 Josh Nichols. See LICENSE for details.