The Best Ruby HTTP clients for 2021

How does one choose the perfect HTTP Client? The Ruby ecosystem offers a wealth of gems to make an HTTP request. Some are pure Ruby, some are based on Ruby's native Net::HTTP, and some are wrappers for existing libraries or Ruby bindings for libcurl. In this article, I will present the most popular gems by providing a short description and code snippets of making a request to the Dad Jokes API. The gems will be provided in the order from the most-downloaded one to the least. To conclude I will compare them all in a table format and provide a quick summary, as well as guidance on which gem to choose.Note: Although there is a multitude of gems at your disposal, I will present the most popular ones, which I define by the number of downloads and Github stars.
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Nezir Zahirovic

Contractor Ruby On Rails (8+ years) / MCPD .Net / C# / Asp.Net / CSS / SQL / (11 years)

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