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Symfony-http is a PHP library that provides a set of classes for working with HTTP requests and responses. It is part of the Symfony CMS framework, but can also be used independently.

Faraday is a Ruby gem that provides a simple and flexible interface for making HTTP requests. It allows you to create a Faraday connection object, which you can use to send requests and receive responses.

Faraday abstracts away the details of the underlying HTTP client library, so you can use it with different libraries such as Net::HTTP, HTTPClient, typhoeus and others.

Since Faraday can adapt many other HTTP clients it's very popular choice in web scraping.

Example Use

use Symfony\Component\HttpClient\HttpClient;

// create a client object: 
$client = HttpClient::create();
// sent GET request
$response = $client->request('GET', '');

// or POST request
$response = $client->request('POST', '', [
    'headers' => [
        'Content-Type' => 'application/json',
    'json' => [
        'name' => 'John Doe',
        'email' => '',

// print response data:
$statusCode = $response->getStatusCode();
$content = $response->getContent();
echo "Status Code: $statusCode\n";
echo "Content: $content\n";
# GET requests
response = Faraday.get('')
put response.status
put response.headers
put response.body

# or use a persistent client session:
conn =
  url: '',
  params: {param: '1'},
  headers: {'Content-Type' => 'application/json'}

# POST requests
response ='/post') do |req|
  req.params['limit'] = 100
  req.body = {query: 'chunky bacon'}.to_json

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