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0.110.0 (12 Mar 2024) Oct 31 2009 2.7 million (month)

Excon is a Ruby library for making HTTP requests. It is designed to be fast and efficient, and is often used as a building block for other Ruby libraries and frameworks.

One of the main features of Excon is its support for persistent connections, which allows it to reuse the same connection for multiple requests, reducing the overhead of establishing a new connection for each request.

Excon also supports streaming requests and responses, which allows you to read or write data to the server incrementally, without having to load the entire response into memory at once.

Example Use


require 'excon'

# GET requests
response = Excon.get('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts/1')
puts response.body
puts response.status
puts response.headers

# POST requests
response = Excon.post('https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts',
  :body => { :title => 'foo', :body => 'bar', :userId => 1 }.to_json,
  :headers => { 'Content-Type' => 'application/json' } )
puts response.body

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