Skip to content


NA 89 10 2,983
438 (month) Mar 20 2015 0.12.0(6 years ago)
5,745 8 40 MIT
0.21.0(1 year, 3 months ago) Jul 25 2009 1.8 million (month)

http is an HTTP library for Ruby, it's a fork of the Ruby standard library Net::HTTP. It is designed to provide a more modern and consistent API for making HTTP requests and handling responses.

One of the main goals of http is to simplify the process of making HTTP requests and handling responses. It provides a consistent API for making requests and handling responses across different versions of Ruby and different HTTP libraries, making it easier to write cross-compatible code.

http supports all the standard HTTP methods such as GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, and PATCH, and allows you to set headers, query parameters, and request bodies.

HTTParty is a Ruby library that makes it easy to work with HTTP requests and responses. It is built on top of the Ruby standard library's Net::HTTP and provides a simple, easy-to-use interface for making requests and handling responses.

One of the main features of HTTParty is its ability to automatically parse response bodies as JSON, XML, or other formats. This allows developers to easily access the data returned by an API without having to manually parse the response.

Example Use

require 'http'

# GET request
response = HTTP.get("")
puts response.body
puts response.status
puts response.headers

# POST request
response ="", json: { title: 'foo', body: 'bar', userId: 1 })
puts response.body
require 'httparty'

# get request:
response = HTTParty.get('')
puts response.body
puts response.code
puts response.message
puts response.headers.inspect

# post request
response ='',
  :body => { :title => 'foo', :body => 'bar', :userId => 1 }.to_json,
  :headers => { 'Content-Type' => 'application/json' } )

puts response.body

Alternatives / Similar