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RB: Getting Started

To access the Hive blockchain using Ruby, install the Radiator gem: https://github.com/inertia186/radiator. Full documentation on Radiator api methods are hosted on rubydoc.info.

Full, runnable src of these tutorials can be downloaded as part of: tutorials/ruby.

Setup

The following is a minimal Gemfile for running .rb files in these examples.

Add gem 'radiator' to your Gemfile. Then install the gem:

bundle install

It is also possible to install radiator directly with gem:

gem install radiator

Then, to execute a script without a Gemfile, add to the top of your .rb files:

require 'radiator'

Then, use the ruby command with radiator specified:

ruby -r radiator myscript.rb

Examples

The tutorials on this site are available within this site’s repository. To get a copy, clone this repository, change directory to devportal/_includes/tutorials-ruby and do a bundle install to install the required local gems.

From there, you can see all of the .rb files referenced on this site.

git clone https://github.com/steemit/devportal.git
cd devportal/_includes/tutorials-ruby/
bundle install

Typical-Usage

Most methods can be accessed by creating an instance of Radiator::Api. It is also possible to specify a different node by passing a url option.

Radiator also internally supports failover by specifying the failover_urls option.

To use the defaults:

api = Radiator::Api.new

To override the url option:

api = Radiator::Api.new(url: 'https://rpc.steemliberator.com')

To override both url and failover_urls options:

options = {
  url: 'https://rpc.steemliberator.com',
  failover_urls: [
    'https://gtg.steem.house:8090',
    'https://hived.minnowsupportproject.org',
    'https://hived.privex.io',
  ]
}
api = Radiator::Api.new(options)

Next Step

If you’d like to dive right into the first tutorial, have a look at: Blog Feed