I’m a Perl programmer in transition to Ruby. One of the biggest
problems with such a transition is the relative lack of modules in the
Ruby world. CPAN has made us Perl hackers lazy and over-confident
I am doing some HTTP “clienting” work, and want to port it to Ruby. In
Perl I use the LWP::UserAgent, HTTP::Request and HTTP::Headers modules
for this purpose. I’m sure Ruby has an equivalent - could someone
please point me to the module I need ?
Also, LWP::UserAgent is smart enough to use SSL if the connection is
HTTPS and uses the Perl module Crypt::SSLeay for that. I hope this also
has a parallel in Ruby ?
Thanks in advance