Makes http fun again!
Easy get, post requests
Basic http authentication
Default request query string parameters (ie: for api keys that are needed on each request)
Automatic parsing of JSON and XML into ruby hashes based on response content-type
COMMAND LINE INTERFACE
httparty also includes the executable
httparty which can be used to query web services and examine the resulting output. By default it will output the response as a pretty-printed Ruby object (useful for grokking the structure of output). This can also be overridden to output formatted XML or JSON. Execute
httparty --help for all the options. Below is an example of how easy it is.
You like to party!
sudo gem install httparty