In this last period I had the small idea to create a small website for stocks and actions. Nothing very fancy, but something too try to learn something new about the magic world of finance.

Looking around for a good API to retrieve an historical data, I was able to found Yahoo Finance API (deprecated few weeks ago), Intrinio (pretty) and AlphaVantage. The last one was my choice to try to experiment with this world.

AlphaVantage Documentation

The AlphaVantage HTTP Api works more than efficiently for my taste, but I was disappoint to discover that there were no available gem (Ruby libraries) for it.

Since I like works well done, I had a boost of confidence in myself and I create AlphaVantageRB: a nice Ruby wrapper for AlphaVantage HTTP API.

If you are curious and you want to know a little more: please visit my GitHub page or download the Gem from Rubygem.