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Open Source Bridge 2010
June 2, 2010
Portland Oregon

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Connecting to Web Services on Android June 2 2010 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Connecting to Web Services on Android Sean Sullivan June 2, 2010
  • 2. HTTP request HTTP response
  • 3. • HTTP • XML • JSON • OAuth
  • 4. + HTTP Option 1 • java.net.URL • java.net.HttpURLConnection Option 2 • HttpClient 4.0 API
  • 5. HttpClient 4.0 API • org.apache.http.client.HttpClient • org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultHttpClient
  • 6. HttpClient 4.0 API • org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpGet • org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPost • org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpPut • org.apache.http.client.methods.HttpDelete
  • 7. HttpClient 4.0 API • org.apache.http.HttpResponse • org.apache.http.StatusLine • org.apache.http.HttpEntity • org.apache.http.utils.EntityUtils
  • 8. HttpClient programming • HTTP response status code • I/O exceptions • timeouts • gzip
  • 9. HttpClient programming synchronous invocation public HttpResponse execute(HttpUriRequest request) asynchronous invocation public HttpResponse execute(HttpUriRequest request, ResponseHandler handler)
  • 10. UI programming • user clicks on button • onClick listener • Don’t block the UI thread! • Tip: use java.lang.Runnable
  • 11. Response formats • XML • JSON • RSS, Atom • other
  • 12. JSON processing • json.org package • Google GSON library • XStream + Jettison * • json-lib * * does not work on Android 1.x
  • 13. XML processing • org.w3c.dom package (DOM) • org.xml.sax package (SAX) • org.xmlpull package (XPP) • XStream • JDOM • Apache XmlBeans* * does not work on Android 1.x
  • 14. RSS and Atom • Rome library * • Apache Abdera library * * does not work on Android 1.x
  • 15. Client libraries code.google.com/p/jfireeagle code.google.com/p/jpoco code.google.com/p/meetup-java-client
  • 16. Client libraries code.google.com/p/gdata-java-client code.google.com/p/upcoming-java-client flickrj.sourceforge.net
  • 17. Conclusion • HttpClient API • use XStream for XML processing • use Google GSON for JSON processing • OAuth has a learning curve
  • 18. Thank you