Forum: JRuby Typhoeus alternatives?

83a96a69fb6b2a1ce108d9e192a6f019?d=identicon&s=25 Jeffrey Jones (Guest)
on 2012-05-09 12:21
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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 ;)


275d9117f6a16822eb587c8fa0dd998f?d=identicon&s=25 Guy Boertje (Guest)
on 2012-05-09 21:38
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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

E184bc2347f90dd61b509de6eb43a8b6?d=identicon&s=25 Yoko Harada (Guest)
on 2012-05-10 05:56
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Maybe Apache JMeter,  ?
JMeter can send multiple HTTP requests in parallel.

83a96a69fb6b2a1ce108d9e192a6f019?d=identicon&s=25 Jeffrey Jones (Guest)
on 2012-05-10 06:52
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Hello Guy,

Thanks for the link; I shall investigate.


8ab2921acf32a501b3598410aa404b88?d=identicon&s=25 Martin Gross (Guest)
on 2012-05-16 17:01
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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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83a96a69fb6b2a1ce108d9e192a6f019?d=identicon&s=25 Jeffrey Jones (Guest)
on 2012-05-17 04:35
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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.


6c06915d9aa00cd5c7d4acfb27cdd4e9?d=identicon&s=25 Hiroshi Nakamura (Guest)
on 2012-05-17 07:25
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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 Nakamura
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