Getting (and displaying) REST data

This is probably more a Ruby question, but somebody
here probably knows ;). Is there some handy Ruby or
Rails library that can get data from other sites (like
Amazon and Flickr) via REST, then return it in nice
arrays, hashes, objects, etc.? I’ve searched quite a
bit and haven’t been able to really find anything.
There is a ruby-amazon library, but it’s for an older
version of Amazon’s API (3 rather than 4). I’m not
even sure how it goes about making and parsing REST
requests either.


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