Forum: JRuby Typhoeus alternatives?

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Jeffrey J. (Guest)
on 2012-05-09 14:21
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Hello all.

I am looking for an HTTP client that can do multiple requests in

There is the typhoeus gem but I am running on windows and I would rather
skip the hassle that windows entails with this gem.

Does anyone have any typhoeus alternatives that they have used on JRuby?
(I seem to remember there was a Java library that someone suggested
using instead but I cannot remember the name. )

Worst case I simple do the threading part myself and use basic Net::HTTP
but a nicer solution would be...well, nicer ;)


Guy B. (Guest)
on 2012-05-09 23:38
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Hi Jeff,

I have previously wrapped the xlightweb java library.

The github repo for the wrapper is

It has a multi-threaded asynchronous option

I used it in the past to test true concurrent requests to the Mongrel 2

It may be of use

Yoko H. (Guest)
on 2012-05-10 07:56
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Maybe Apache JMeter,  ?
JMeter can send multiple HTTP requests in parallel.

Jeffrey J. (Guest)
on 2012-05-10 08:52
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Hello G.,

Thanks for the link; I shall investigate.


Martin G. (Guest)
on 2012-05-16 19:01
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Hi Jeffrey,

I think one of the http libraries which have been mentioned some time
was .

Hope this helps,

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Jeffrey J. (Guest)
on 2012-05-17 06:35
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Thank you for the suggestions Martin and Yoko-san

It is in fact Grizzly that I heard before, I thought I had done a search
on that and come up blank but obviously not.

I shall check it out.


Hiroshi N. (Guest)
on 2012-05-17 09:25
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When you need CRuby compatibility: gem install httpclient.
It runs faster than CRuby and also works effective under threaded
Not sure you can run Java client wrappers faster from JRuby.

Best regards,
Hiroshi N.
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