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an HTTP resource kit for Python

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Restkit is an HTTP resource kit for

Python 
. It allows you to easily access to HTTP resource and build objects around it. It's the base of
couchdbkit 
a Python
CouchDB
_ framework.

Restkit is a full HTTP client using pure socket calls and its own HTTP parser. It's not based on httplib or urllib2.

Features

  • Full compatible HTTP client for HTTP 1.0 and 1.1
  • Threadsafe
  • Use pure socket calls and its own HTTP parser (It's not based on httplib or urllib2)
  • Map HTTP resources to Python objects
  • Read and Send on the fly
  • Reuses connections
  • Eventlet 
    _ and
    Gevent 
    _ support
  • Support
    Chunked transfer encoding
    _ in both ways.
  • Support
    Basic Authentification
    _ and
    OAuth
    _.
  • Multipart forms and url-encoded forms
  • Streaming support
  • Proxy handling
  • HTTP Filters, you can hook requests in responses with your own callback
  • Compatible with Python 2.x (>= 2.6)

Documentation

http://restkit.readthedocs.org

Installation

restkit requires Python 2.x superior to 2.6 (Python 3 support is coming soon)

To install restkit using pip you must make sure you have a recent version of distribute installed::

$ curl -O http://python-distribute.org/distribute_setup.py
$ sudo python distribute_setup.py
$ easy_install pip

To install from source, run the following command::

$ git clone https://github.com/benoitc/restkit.git
$ cd restkit
$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ python setup.py install

From pypi::

$ pip install restkit

License

restkit is available under the MIT license.

.. Chunked transfer encoding: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunkedtransfer_encoding .. _Basic Authentification: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2617.txt .. _OAuth: http://oauth.net/

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