Ruby as a web client

Hello,

I need to write a program that will talk http to some web
applications. I was thinking to use Rack. I am not sure what would be
a good way to do this. Is there a better or higher level gem that I
can use for this.

Thanks in advance!
Alex

Hello,

I need to write a program that will talk http to some web
applications. I was thinking to use Rack. I am not sure what would be
a good way to do this. Is there a better or higher level gem that I
can use for this.

Rack isn't what you want. Rack defines the interface between web
server / server like things like passenger or mongrel and ruby web app
frameworks like rails or sinatra.
For your needs the lowest level you'd probably want is net/http, there
are a variety of more high level/ fun thigns you can use such as
httparty. If you control both ends of the conversation ActiveResource
may also be worth looking at

Fred

Alex wrote in post #954625:

Hello,

I need to write a program that will talk http to some web
applications. I was thinking to use Rack. I am not sure what would be
a good way to do this. Is there a better or higher level gem that I
can use for this.

Thanks in advance!
Alex

You could also peruse httparty (I think that's the name of a gem I
used)...

Thanks Everyone!

httparty seems to be the right gem.

Alex.