Paul Jones gives readers a quick overview of two of the components in the Solar framework in a new post to his blog today - the Solar_Http_Request class and it's opposite, the Solar_Http_Response class.
As I noted in an earlier post, Solar how has classes to represent simple HTTP requests and responses.
The Solar_Http_Request functionality is only for making requests, but uses adapters to make it easier to swap out the connection method later on - plus it's fluent. He includes an example of it in action, calling a remote page with a GET, POST and a customized request (including special headers)
The other side of the equation, Solar_Http_Response allows you to set all of the response information manually (again, fluently) to make custom responses simple.