A simple yet powerful HTTP client for JRuby
Http clients... how hard can it be? Not very hard when you are running JRuby. But unfortunately I have not found a single good wrapper around one of those rock solid Java libraries. That is why I went out and wrote a simple, minimal yet powerful wrapper around Apache HTTPClient. It leverages everything that is good in Ruby, but leaves all the dirty work for the underlying library. After I put it in use for my project, I thought that other people might enjoy this too.
This talk will be about Ruby timeout issues, wrapping a Java library and an overview on the http client itself.