About

Why?

I was looking for an API providing football data and came across www.football-data.org.

Then I looked for a Ruby Gem to use this API and only found some very old, very basic Gems.
As I wanted to use the API for my own Rails project, I decided to provide a more up-to-date and more extensive Gem.

I also wanted to implement multi target API support, so you dont need a seperate gem for every football API.

From version 2.0.0 on, I implemented multi API support, starting with two target APIs:

  • football-data.org
  • apifootball.com

What?

You can use the API directly in providing the full REST path as documented.

Additionally, I created a class for every endpoint and provide functions that can be used semantically.

So, instead of:

Football::Butler.get('http://api.football-data.org/v2/competitions/2002/matches')

you can use:

Football::Butler::Matches.by_competition(id: 2002)

Where?

Github: https://github.com/frontimax/football-butler