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Making HTTPs Requests in Ruby & JavaScript w/ Node.js

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Making HTTPS requests seems oddly difficult. Why can't an HTTP library just figure things out for me like curl does? It mostly can...

Ruby

You have to breakup the URL into a host, port, and path, then make a request with use_ssl.
 

    $ irb
     
    require 'net/http'
    uri = URI::parse("https://artsy.net/api/v1/system/up")
    Net::HTTP.start uri.host, uri.port, use_ssl: (uri.scheme == "https") do |http|
      request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.path)
      response = http.request request
      puts response.body
    end

Node.js

A little simpler. Superagent, also known as “ajax with less suck,” can take care of everything.

    $ npm install -g superagent
     
    $ coffee
     
    http = require('superagent')
    http.get('https://artsy.net/api/v1/system/up').end((err, res) -> console.log res.body)




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