Google Base Class is a base for authenticating to google and making requests to google services.

Installation

sudo gem install googlebase

Usage

Establish A Connection

The code below shows how to use the gem by itself. It checks if username and password are correct (raising Google::LoginError on FAIL) and stores the session id internally. Then you can make requests and the session id is automatically passed in a cookie.

require 'google/base'
Google::Base.establish_connection('username', 'password')
Google::Base.get('http://google.com/path/to/whatever/')

Inheritance

This example takes things a bit farther and shows how to use this class simply as a base to get some methods for free and then wrap whatever google service you would like.

require 'google/base'
Google::Base.establish_connection('username', 'password')
module Google
  module Reader
    class Base < Google::Base
      class << self
        def get_token
          get("http://www.google.com/reader/api/0/token")
        end
      end
    end
  end
end

puts Google::Reader::Base.get_token