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SkillsCast

sttp: the Scala HTTP client that you always wanted!

12th September 2017 in London at CodeNode

This SkillsCast was filmed at sttp: the Scala HTTP client that you always wanted!

There’s a number of great Scala HTTP libraries. You can do synchronous or fully asynchronous calls, stream requests and responses, use either standard Scala Futures or other concurrency wrappers. However, on the API side, when it comes to programmer-friendliness, I think we can do better.

The main goal of sttp is to provide a simple, type-safe API for defining HTTP requests, sending them and receiving responses. In the mainly live-coding talk we’ll go through the main API design decisions: we’ll see how partial requests (“templates”) can be built, how is type-safety provided via type parameters and what do they mean, how is defining a request decoupled from execution.

The presentation will also cover other sttp features, such as the URI interpolator and request/response body streaming support, integration with Akka Streams, Monix, Scalaz and Cats.

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sttp: the Scala HTTP client that you always wanted!

Adam Warski

Adam is one of the co-founders of SoftwareMill, a company specialising in delivering customised software solutions. He codes mostly on the back-end using Scala and other interesting technologies. Adam created a couple of open-source projects, such as sttp, MacWire, Hibernate Envers and ElasticMQ. He has been a speaker at major conferences, such as Devoxx, JavaOne, LambdaConf and ScalaDays.