Working with web services has become standard practice today, and it always felt strange to me how much work it took me to call one. I was doing it wrong :-). I found the Unirest library, and my life has been happy ever since.
To show how simple it is, I wrote a short program that queries the StackExchange API for questions in the StackOverflow site:
This call invokes a
GET request to
https://api.stackexchange.com/2.2/questions that accepts
JSON, including transforming the response to a
JSON object that can be easily used later.
Pretty cool, uh? The world is finally going forward.
You can find this example in my examples repository. Enjoy