The default HTTP libary in Ruby is pretty ugly. I don’t like it. I found HTTParty on rubygems and this is really easy to use. It is much better than the default HTTP API from ruby. Just add this to your Gemfile:

gem 'httparty', '0.7.4'

With one line you can fetch a site via GET.

html_body = HTTParty.get('').response.body

That’s it.

Published by Robert Reiz

CEO @ VersionEye. Passionated software developer since 1998.

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