How to scrap website metadata using LinkThumbnailer

LinkThumbnailer has come a long way since its first release in 2012. The gem lets you scrap website metadata like its title, description, images and even embedded videos. However, the value of LinkThumbnailer's gem is its ability to return you the best description representing what the website is about. Let's…

Your API on steroids using Spyke and HTTP caching

In a previous article I introduced Spike, a great ruby gem that allows you to interact with REST services in an ActiveRecord-like manner. Today I will show you how we can take advantage of Spyke’s simplicity and Faraday’s middleware to build a performing API using HTTP caching techniques.…

Build a simple ruby API client using Spyke

Today we'll explore a young but promising gem that will help you building ruby API client as a gem. It's called Spyke and it's awesome! Whenever you build a new API, you need to build a new client acting as a consumer for your applications to install and start interacting…