On my latest project, the client is using EmailLabs to manage their mailing lists. To simplify interaction with their system, we’ve created EmailLabsClient, a small Ruby client for the EmailLabs API. The core of the program is the
def self.send_request(request_type, activity) xml = Builder::XmlMarkup.new :target => (input = '') xml.instruct! xml.DATASET do xml.SITE_ID SITE_ID yield xml end Net::HTTP.post_form(URI.parse(ENDPOINT), :type => request_type, :activity => activity, :input => input) end
Then you can make API requests like this:
def self.subscribe_user(mailing_list, email_address) send_request('record', 'add') do |body| body.MLID mailing_list body.DATA email_address, :type => 'email' end end
If you find yourself needing to work with an EmailLabs mailing list, check it out. At the very least, you should get a decent idea of how to interact with their API. It’s up on GitHub, so if you add any functionality, send those patches our way.