scp home directory - A shortcut to refer to your home directory

I learned a shortcut the other day about how to use the scp or pscp commands to securely copy files between computer systems using SSL. I used to always type an scp command like this to copy a file named myfile.tar from my local computer to my home directory on a remote system:

A Java HTTPS client example

Java HTTPS client FAQ: Can you share some source code for a Java HTTPS client application?

Sure, here's the source code for an example Java HTTPS client program I just used to download the contents of an HTTPS (SSL) URL. I actually found some of this in a newsgroup a while ago, but I can't find the source today to give them credit, so my apologies for that.