Rest-core 0.8.0 released

rest-core https://github.com/cardinalblue/rest-core

by Cardinal Blue http://cardinalblue.com

DESCRIPTION:

Modular Ruby clients interface for REST APIs

There has been an explosion in the number of REST APIs available
today.
To address the need for a way to access these APIs easily and
elegantly,
we have developed rest-core, which consists of composable middleware
that allows you to build a REST client for any REST API. Or in the
case of
common APIs such as Facebook, Github, and Twitter, you can simply use
the
dedicated clients provided by rest-more.

INSTALLATION:

gem install rest-core

Or if you want development version, put this in Gemfile:

gem 'rest-core', :git => 'git://github.com/cardinalblue/rest-

core.git’,
:submodules => true

If you just want to use Facebook or Twitter clients, please take a
look at
rest-more which has a lot of clients built with rest-core.

CHANGES:

rest-core 0.8.0 – 2011-11-29

Changes are mostly related to OAuth.

Incompatible changes

  • [OAuth1Header] callback is renamed to oauth_callback

  • [OAuth1Header] verifier is renamed to oauth_verifier

  • [Oauth2Header] The first argument is changed from access_token to
    access_token_type. Previously, the access_token_type is “OAuth”
    which
    is used in Mixi. But mostly, we might want to use
    “Bearer” (according to
    OAuth 2.0 spec) Argument for the access_token is changed to the
    second
    argument.

  • [Defaults] Now we’re no longer call call for any default values.
    That is, if you’re using this: use s::Defaults, :data => lambda{{}}
    that would break. Previously, this middleware would call call on
    the
    lambda so that data is default to a newly created hash. Now, it
    would
    merely be default to the lambda. To make it work as before, please
    define
    def default_data; {}; end in the client directly. Please see
    OAuth1Client as an example.

Enhancement

  • [AuthBasic] Added a new middleware which could do basic
    authentication
    .

  • [OAuth1Header] Introduced data which is a hash and is used to
    store
    tokens and other information sent from authorization servers.

  • [ClientOauth1] Now authorize_url! accepts opts which you can pass
    authorize_url!(:oauth_callback => 'http://localhost/callback').

  • [ClientOauth1] Introduced authorize_url which would not try to ask
    for a request token, instead, it would use the current token as the
    request token. If you don’t understand what does this mean, then
    keep
    using authorize_url!, which would call this underneath.

  • [ClientOauth1] Introduced authorized?

  • [ClientOauth1] Now it would set data['authorized'] = 'true' when
    authorize! is called, and it is also used to check if we’re
    authorized
    or not in authorized?

  • [ClientOauth1] Introduced data_json and data_json= which allow
    you to
    serialize and deserialize data with JSON along with a sig to
    check
    if it hasn’t been changed. You can put this into browser cookie.
    Because
    of the sig, you would know if the user changed something in data
    without
    using consumer_secret to generate a correct sig corresponded to
    the data.

  • [ClientOauth1] Introduced oauth_token, oauth_token=,
    oauth_token_secret, oauth_token_secret=, oauth_callback,
    and oauth_callback= which take the advantage of data.

  • [ClientOauth1] Introduced default_data which is a hash.

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