streams gem

Was reminded today of a gem from the streams extension – sending a POST message and getting its results. We could do it using cURL or sockets – but why work that hard. Being lazy does have its advantages after all.

Now I could make up an example for this – but why when the manual has such a nice one (though it is a bit buried in the manual on the HTTP/HTTPS wrapper page):

< ?php $postdata = http_build_query( array( 'var1' => ‘some content’,
‘var2′ => ‘doh’

$opts = array(‘http’ =>
‘method’ => ‘POST’,
‘header’ => ‘Content-type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded’,
‘content’ => $postdata

$context = stream_context_create($opts);

$result = file_get_contents(‘’, false, $context);