Module: RestClient

Defined in:
lib/restclient.rb,
lib/restclient/payload.rb,
lib/restclient/request.rb,
lib/restclient/response.rb,
lib/restclient/resource.rb,
lib/restclient/exceptions.rb,
lib/restclient/raw_response.rb,
lib/restclient/abstract_response.rb

Overview

This module's static methods are the entry point for using the REST client.

# GET
xml = RestClient.get 'http://example.com/resource'
jpg = RestClient.get 'http://example.com/resource', :accept => 'image/jpg'

# authentication and SSL
RestClient.get 'https://user:password@example.com/private/resource'

# POST or PUT with a hash sends parameters as a urlencoded form body
RestClient.post 'http://example.com/resource', :param1 => 'one'

# nest hash parameters
RestClient.post 'http://example.com/resource', :nested => { :param1 => 'one' }

# POST and PUT with raw payloads
RestClient.post 'http://example.com/resource', 'the post body', :content_type => 'text/plain'
RestClient.post 'http://example.com/resource.xml', xml_doc
RestClient.put 'http://example.com/resource.pdf', File.read('my.pdf'), :content_type => 'application/pdf'

# DELETE
RestClient.delete 'http://example.com/resource'

# retreive the response http code and headers
res = RestClient.get 'http://example.com/some.jpg'
res.code                    # => 200
res.headers[:content_type]  # => 'image/jpg'

# HEAD
RestClient.head('http://example.com').headers

To use with a proxy, just set RestClient.proxy to the proper http proxy:

RestClient.proxy = "http://proxy.example.com/"

Or inherit the proxy from the environment:

RestClient.proxy = ENV['http_proxy']

For live tests of RestClient, try using rest-test.heroku.com, which echoes back information about the rest call:

>> RestClient.put 'http://rest-test.heroku.com/resource', :foo => 'baz'
=> "PUT http://rest-test.heroku.com/resource with a 7 byte payload, content type application/x-www-form-urlencoded {\"foo\"=>\"baz\"}"

Defined Under Namespace

Modules: AbstractResponse, Exceptions, Payload, Response, ResponseForException Classes: Exception, ExceptionWithResponse, RawResponse, Redirect, Request, RequestFailed, Resource, SSLCertificateNotVerified, ServerBrokeConnection

Constant Summary

STATUSES =
{100 => 'Continue',
101 => 'Switching Protocols',
102 => 'Processing', #WebDAV

200 => 'OK',
201 => 'Created',
202 => 'Accepted',
203 => 'Non-Authoritative Information', # http/1.1
204 => 'No Content',
205 => 'Reset Content',
206 => 'Partial Content',
207 => 'Multi-Status', #WebDAV

300 => 'Multiple Choices',
301 => 'Moved Permanently',
302 => 'Found',
303 => 'See Other', # http/1.1
304 => 'Not Modified',
305 => 'Use Proxy', # http/1.1
306 => 'Switch Proxy', # no longer used
307 => 'Temporary Redirect', # http/1.1

400 => 'Bad Request',
401 => 'Unauthorized',
402 => 'Payment Required',
403 => 'Forbidden',
404 => 'Resource Not Found',
405 => 'Method Not Allowed',
406 => 'Not Acceptable',
407 => 'Proxy Authentication Required',
408 => 'Request Timeout',
409 => 'Conflict',
410 => 'Gone',
411 => 'Length Required',
412 => 'Precondition Failed',
413 => 'Request Entity Too Large',
414 => 'Request-URI Too Long',
415 => 'Unsupported Media Type',
416 => 'Requested Range Not Satisfiable',
417 => 'Expectation Failed',
418 => 'I\'m A Teapot',
421 => 'Too Many Connections From This IP',
422 => 'Unprocessable Entity', #WebDAV
423 => 'Locked', #WebDAV
424 => 'Failed Dependency', #WebDAV
425 => 'Unordered Collection', #WebDAV
426 => 'Upgrade Required', 
449 => 'Retry With', #Microsoft
450 => 'Blocked By Windows Parental Controls', #Microsoft

500 => 'Internal Server Error',
501 => 'Not Implemented',
502 => 'Bad Gateway',
503 => 'Service Unavailable',
504 => 'Gateway Timeout',
505 => 'HTTP Version Not Supported',
506 => 'Variant Also Negotiates',
507 => 'Insufficient Storage', #WebDAV
509 => 'Bandwidth Limit Exceeded', #Apache
510 => 'Not Extended'}
@@env_log =
create_log ENV['RESTCLIENT_LOG']
@@log =
nil
@@before_execution_procs =
[]

Class Attribute Summary collapse

Class Method Summary collapse

Class Attribute Details

.proxyObject

Returns the value of attribute proxy



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 92

def proxy
  @proxy
end

Class Method Details

.add_before_execution_proc(&proc) ⇒ Object

Add a Proc to be called before each request in executed. The proc parameters will be the http request and the request params.



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 157

def self.add_before_execution_proc &proc
  @@before_execution_procs << proc
end

.before_execution_procsObject

:nodoc:



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 161

def self.before_execution_procs # :nodoc:
  @@before_execution_procs
end

.create_log(param) ⇒ Object

Create a log that respond to << like a logger param can be 'stdout', 'stderr', a string (then we will log to that file) or a logger (then we return it)



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 110

def self.create_log param
  if param
    if param.is_a? String
      if param == 'stdout'
        stdout_logger = Class.new do
          def << obj
            STDOUT.puts obj
          end
        end
        stdout_logger.new
      elsif param == 'stderr'
        stderr_logger = Class.new do
          def << obj
            STDERR.puts obj
          end
        end
        stderr_logger.new
      else
        file_logger = Class.new do
          attr_writer :target_file

          def << obj
            File.open(@target_file, 'a') { |f| f.puts obj }
          end
        end
        logger = file_logger.new
        logger.target_file = param
        logger
      end
    else
      param
    end
  end
end

.delete(url, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 79

def self.delete(url, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :delete, :url => url, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.get(url, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 67

def self.get(url, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :get, :url => url, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.head(url, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 83

def self.head(url, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :head, :url => url, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.logObject

:nodoc:



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 149

def self.log # :nodoc:
  @@env_log || @@log
end

.log=(log) ⇒ Object

Setup the log for RestClient calls. Value should be a logger but can can be stdout, stderr, or a filename. You can also configure logging by the environment variable RESTCLIENT_LOG.



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 98

def self.log= log
  @@log = create_log log
end

.options(url, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 87

def self.options(url, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :options, :url => url, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.post(url, payload, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 71

def self.post(url, payload, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :post, :url => url, :payload => payload, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.put(url, payload, headers = {}, &block) ⇒ Object



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 75

def self.put(url, payload, headers={}, &block)
  Request.execute(:method => :put, :url => url, :payload => payload, :headers => headers, &block)
end

.versionObject



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# File 'lib/restclient.rb', line 102

def self.version
  version_path = File.dirname(__FILE__) + "/../VERSION"
  return File.read(version_path).chomp if File.file?(version_path)
  "0.0.0"
end