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daywalker

A Ruby wrapper for the Sunlight Labs API: wiki.sunlightlabs.com/Sunlight_API_Documentation

DEPRECATED

This gem is no longer under active development. THe official gem would be abetter place to go:

* http://github.com/sunlightlabs/ruby-sunlightapi

Install

# 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.

Examples

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)

FAQ

Q

Why not use the existing gem, available at github.com/luigi/sunlight/tree/master ?

A

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.

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A Ruby wrapper around the Sunlight Labs API using httparty and happymapper

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