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Did you know Nokogiri now has opt-in HTML5 parsing?
I hadn't noticed that Nokogiri added opt-in HTML5 parsing recently. Looks like... based on CHANGELOG it looks like maybe pretty recently indeed, 1.15.0 @ 2023-05-15 ?
release planning: v1.16.0 · Issue #2897 · sparklemotion/nokogiri
RFC: Explore alternatives to libxml2 for HTML parsing · Issue #2064 · sparklemotion/nokogiri, the original discussion that ended with the decision to merge Nokogumbo into Nokogiri
As a Go developer, I’m surprised Crystal isn’t more popular
8 projects | /r/crystal_programming | 26 May 2023
What's holding me back from going all in with Crystal is I have a lot of pre-existing Ruby code, and porting Ruby code to Crystal can be tricky. For example, Crystal lacks an Enumerator class (aka generators) due to captured block semantics. I also wish the shards ecosystem was a little more mature; for example there's multiple HTML parsing libraries, but none have all of the features that Ruby's Nokogiri has. For new greenfield backend projects, I would totally use Crystal.
Two months into learning Ruby, it is the most beautiful language I ever learned
5 projects | /r/ruby | 25 Feb 2023
Welcome! Ruby isn't exactly "dying", but the hype/popularity is definitely fading. This is primarily because Ruby is no longer "new", most of Ruby's popularity came from Rails, and now Rails is no longer the "new hotness". However, Ruby still has lots of awesome features and lots of awesome other libraries and frameworks, such as the new fancy irb gem that uses reline, nokogiri, chunky_png, the async gems, Dragon Ruby, SciRuby, Ronin, and the new Hanami web framework.
What should I be learning?
3 projects | /r/ruby | 25 Oct 2022
Ditch Your Version Manager
18 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Sep 2021
Mike has worked hard over the years to have Nokogiri come with its dependencies. It does come with libxml and all that is required.
> These dependencies are met by default by Nokogiri's packaged versions of the libxml2 and libxslt source code, but a configuration option --use-system-libraries is provided to allow specification of alternative library locations.
Some authors work hard to have their tools do the right thing and consistently.
Web scraping with rails
7 projects | /r/rails | 16 Sep 2021
If the page is rendered as html you can use Nokogiri. It has great support and is pretty easy to get started with too.
My favorite Ruby gems
3 projects | /r/ruby | 28 May 2021
Best of (Ruby) Gems Series - What's Next? What's Hot?
19 projects | /r/ruby | 12 Mar 2021
About the C-extensions, I'd be curious on what it takes to build extensions using C, and a study around how nokogiri solved the yearlong issue of install-then-compile by shipping arch-based precompiled binaries, and how this should become more of a standard in the ruby community for gems requiring extensions.
What are some alternatives?
Oga - Oga is an XML/HTML parser written in Ruby.
HTML::Pipeline - HTML processing filters and utilities
Oj - Optimized JSON
ROXML - ROXML is a module for binding Ruby classes to XML. It supports custom mapping and bidirectional marshalling between Ruby and XML using annotation-style class methods, via Nokogiri or LibXML.
HappyMapper - Object to XML mapping library, using Nokogiri (Fork from John Nunemaker's Happymapper)
Sablon - Ruby Document Template Processor based on docx templates and Mail Merge fields.
rubygems - Library packaging and distribution for Ruby.