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PHP library "Requests" is an HTTP library written in PHP, for making HTTP requests. It's heavily inspired by a popular Python library called Requests and aims for the same goals of simplifying HTTP client complexities.

It abstracts the complexities of making requests behind a simple API so that you can focus on interacting with services and consuming data in your application.

Requests allows you to send HTTP/1.1 HEAD, GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and PATCH HTTP requests. You can add headers, form data, multipart files, and parameters with basic arrays, and access the response data in the same way.

Requests uses cURL and fsockopen, depending on what your system has available, but abstracts all the nasty stuff out of your way, providing a consistent API.


  • International Domains and URLs
  • Browser-style SSL Verification
  • Basic/Digest Authentication
  • Automatic Decompression
  • Connection Timeouts

em-http-request is a Ruby gem for making asynchronous HTTP requests using EventMachine. It allows you to perform multiple requests simultaneously and handle the responses as they come in, rather than waiting for each request to complete before making the next one.

In short it supports: - Asynchronous HTTP API for single & parallel request execution - Keep-Alive and HTTP pipelining support - Auto-follow 3xx redirects with max depth - Automatic gzip & deflate decoding - Streaming response processing - Streaming file uploads - HTTP proxy and SOCKS5 support - Basic Auth & OAuth - Connection-level & global middleware support - HTTP parser via http_parser.rb - Works wherever EventMachine runs: Rubinius, JRuby, MRI

Example Use

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
use Requests;

// make GET request
$response = Requests::get('');
echo $response->status_code;

// make POST request
$data = array('name' => 'Bob', 'age' => 35);
$options = array('auth' => array('user', 'pass'));
$response = Requests::post('', array(), $data, $options);
echo $response->status_code; {
  http ='').get :query => {'keyname' => 'value'}

  # add callback for errors:
  http.errback { p 'Uh oh'; EM.stop }

  # add callback for successful requests
  http.callback {
    p http.response_header.status
    p http.response_header
    p http.response


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