rest

How to load an XML URL in Scala (contents of an XML web page)

Scala XML FAQ: How do I load an XML URL in Scala? (How do I read/download the contents of an XML URL in Scala?)

To load the contents of an XML URL (web page) in Scala, such as an RSS news feed or RESTful web service, just use the load method of the Scala XML class:

val xml = XML.load("http://www.devdaily.com/rss.xml")

Here's an example of what this looks like in the Scala REPL:

An Android Java, JSON, and Twitter REST API example

I don't get to parse too much JSON code with Java because the biggest JSON source I work with is Twitter, and I always use the Twitter4J project to interact with their web services. But a few days ago while working on an Android project, I just wanted to access their "Twitter Trends" REST service, and I used Java and the json.org Java library that comes with Android to parse the Twitter Trends JSON feed like this:

A Scala REST 'get content' client function using Apache HttpClient

As quick post here today, if you need a Scala REST client function, the following source code should be able to work for you, or at least be a good starting point. I'm using it in several applications today, and the only thing I think it needs is the ability to set a connection timeout and socket timeout, and I share the code for that down below.

Here's my Scala REST 'get content' client function, using the Apache HttpClient library:

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