This is a page from my book, “A Survival Guide for New Consultants”

You can’t always save the client

“When you can do nothing, what can you do?”

A Zen koan

As I’ve mentioned, you’re hired to be a consultant because you’re a problem-solver, so it really hurts when you can’t help a client. It’s a tough lesson, but it’s an important one:

Despite your best efforts,
you can’t always save the client.

ScalaJ-HTTP examples: GET, POST, handling redirects

Table of Contents1 - Handling redirect requests with ScalaJ-HTTP2 - ScalaJ-HTTP GET request example3 - Setting ScalaJ-HTTP timeout values4 - A ScalaJ-HTTP POST request example5 - ScalaJ-HTTP: Summary

If you ever need some good ScalaJ-HTTP examples, see the test files in the project, including this HttpBinTest.scala file. That file currently shows a number of good ScalaJ-HTTP examples, including GET, POST, redirect examples with Scala.

See that page for a full list of examples, but for my own use, here are a few of them.

Processing HTTP response headers with a ScalaJ-HTTP web client

If for some reason you ever want to print out some HTTP response headers from a HEAD request when using ScalaJ-HTTP as an HTTP client, this example may help point you in the right direction:

import scalaj.http._

object TestHead extends App
    val response: HttpResponse[String] = Http("")
        .timeout(connTimeoutMs = 2000, readTimeoutMs = 5000)
    for ((k,v) <- response.headers) println(s"key:   $k\nvalue: $v\n")

I may write more about ScalaJ-HTTP in the future, but for today that’s a quick example of processing the response headers/parameters when making a HEAD request.

How to set HTTP headers when sending a web service request

Summary: This post is an excerpt from the Scala Cookbook, partially modified for the internet. This is a short recipe, Recipe 15.13, “How to set HTTP headers when sending a web service request.”


You need to set URL headers when making an HTTP request in Scala.