Sexy Resource is useful for when you're using ActiveResource against non-Rails-y, non-XML-y Web services. You pass in a
:dot_xml => false, and a regex steals away the
.xmlusually appended to ARes URLs.
For instance, we needed to authenticate user credentials against a CMS called Alfresco:
self.foomethods allow you to take your URL outside the boundaries of Rails' convention over configuration assumptions, but there's one more step to take, and the
:dot_xml => falsetakes it.
(It's not actually that sexy, but after the first three plugins, someone said I should name the next one Sexy Resource. The next one turned out to involve a stripper, sort of, so it seemed like the right time.)