Google API Extensions for Ruby

This gem is officially end-of-life

The gax-ruby gem included common code used by obsolete versions of the Google API clients in Up-to-date versions of the client libraries no longer use this gem. If your app depends on gax-ruby, we recommend updating the client library gems that depend on it. Modern clients will depend on the gapic-common gem instead of gax-ruby.

This gem is officially end-of-life

Gem Version

Google API Extensions for Ruby (gax-ruby) is a set of modules which aids the development of APIs for clients and servers based on gRPC and Google API conventions.

Application code will rarely need to use most of the classes within this library directly, but code generated automatically from the API definition files in Google APIs can use services such as page streaming and request bundling to provide a more convenient and idiomatic API surface to callers.

Ruby Versions

This library requires Ruby 2.4 or later.

In general, this library supports Ruby versions that are considered current and supported by Ruby Core (that is, Ruby versions that are either in normal maintenance or in security maintenance). See for further details.


Contributions to this library are always welcome and highly encouraged.

See the CONTRIBUTING documentation for more information on how to get started.


This library follows Semantic Versioning.

It is currently in major version zero (0.y.z), which means that anything may change at any time and the public API should not be considered stable.


For detailed documentation of the modules in gax-ruby, please watch DOCUMENTATION.


BSD - See LICENSE for more information.