We'll respond shortly.
“Anybody have any experience using the oath gem without net/http? There are some things we want to do that it’s not good at”
Like posting large files? Shell out to curl. There are a couple things nobody seems to have done right, yet, and that you just have to use curl for.
“What is the right gem to use for AWS? The official one seems newer than this right_aws that hasn’t had a commit in a couple years”
You are probably looking at the wrong version. Another project was using right_aws and they swear it’s newer than that. It sounds like the gem forked and you probably want the RightScale one. Either way it definitely works better than Amazons ec2 gem, which will get the job done sometimes, but is less than optimal.
Testing right_aws with webmock
A team was seeing webmock continuing to feed a bad result to all of their tests (within a timeout for the shared connection) when one failed, instead of trying again. They switched to using connection=dedicated instead of shared.