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Ruby Conference 2012

This presentation, by Hiroshi Nakamura, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0

The simplicity of the Ruby bundled library net/http has produced number of derivation / substitution HTTP clients for Ruby. I, who is an author of a HTTP client, performed surveys of those HTTP clients in last several years. One unsurprising thing I found from it is that users can pick one-gem-for-all generic HTTP client and also can pick the best one for the specified purpose. In this talk, based on update to the advantages-and-disadvantages comparison of HTTP clients at, I'll introduce characteristics of HTTP clients for different purposes.

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