Ruby/Google offers a higher-level abstraction of Google's SOAP-driven Web API. It allows the user to programatically query the Google search engine from Ruby. The aim of the library is to shield the programmer from the details of the raw data structures returned by the Web API, and in the process make the API more accessible for everyday use.
|Tags||Software Development Libraries Ruby Modules Internet Web Indexing/Search Dynamic Content CGI Tools/Libraries|
|Operating Systems||OS Independent|
Release Notes: A new method, Search#utf8, allows the user to request conversion of query strings from a given source encoding to UTF-8 prior to sending them to Google. Previous versions of the library had started to fail. It's not clear if changes made to the Google Web API caused this issue. The code has been slightly modified to fix the problem.
Release Notes: The code no longer generates warnings when used with Ruby 1.8.
Release Notes: Google's WSDL file is now utilized, thanks to the addition of a WSDL driver. Methods no longer need to be defined manually, resulting in simpler, briefer code.
Release Notes: Google::Search now deprecates use of the oe and ie parameters, in line with changes made by Google to the Web API on 30th August 2002. If Ruby is run in verbose mode and either of these parameters is used, a warning will be issued.
Release Notes: A minor code cleanup to improve legibility was performed, and some minor bugs in the RD documentation were fixed.