Poh Duong

Ruby GEM for REST calls

Blog Post created by Poh Duong on Jul 3, 2019

The University of Adelaide has built a REST Client GEM as part of one of our integration projects.


The GEM has now been open sourced and available via https://rubygems.org. The source code can be found at https://github.com/universityofadelaide/rest-client-wrapper.


The GEM main features are:

  • Retries for API calls
  • Ability to set authentication types and automatically populating the request with auth parameters
  • Re-auth for: OAUTH
  • Getting all data for paginated endpoints. (Only if the API implements pagination with headers links)


The GEM is built as a wrapper around the rest-client GEM (https://github.com/rest-client/rest-client)