Making HTTPS requests seems oddly difficult. Why can't an HTTP library just figure things out for me like curl does? It mostly can...
You have to breakup the URL into a host, port, and path, then make a request with use_ssl.
$ irb require 'net/http' uri = URI::parse("https://artsy.net/api/v1/system/up") Net::HTTP.start uri.host, uri.port, use_ssl: (uri.scheme == "https") do |http| request = Net::HTTP::Get.new(uri.path) response = http.request request puts response.body end
A little simpler. Superagent, also known as “ajax with less suck,” can take care of everything.
$ npm install -g superagent $ coffee http = require('superagent') http.get('https://artsy.net/api/v1/system/up').end((err, res) -> console.log res.body)