How To Integrate OkHTTP on an Android Project

During one of my projects, I looked into the landscape of Android’s HTTP libraries and I figured out that my favorite was OkHTTP. In this post, I will explain how to integrate OkHTTP into an Android project.

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OkHTTP vs. HttpURLConnection Performance: Comparing Android HTTP Libraries

While diving into the landscape of Android’s HTTP libraries, I concluded that OkHTTP was my favorite, due to its full features set and developer friendly API. However, the performance regarding transfer speeds that each library is capable of

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How To Integrate HttpURLConnection on an Android Project

Ever since Android API 9, HttpURLConnection has become the recommended HTTP library for Android applications. During one of my projects I had to learn how to integrate HttpURLConnection into an Android project, so I decided to put it on paper and

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Android HTTP Libraries: Exploring the landscape

Every day, we rely more and more on our smartphone to do a huge variety of our daily life tasks. We have on average 80 apps installed on our smartphones and most of them rely on web services to be useful to the end-user. Typically, such apps make

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Measuring TLS 1.3 Performance

Recently, I revisited the history of TLS and the major benefits and vulnerabilities of its latest iteration, TLS 1.3. But seeing is believing, so in this post I will show how you can build a server setup with TLS 1.3 support and give some tips on

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TLS 1.3: The New Security King

I am pretty sure we have all heard of Transport Layer Security (TLS) at some point. TLS is the protocol that provides security for HTTP (yes, it is the S in HTTPS!). It guarantees a secure communication pipe between a client (being it your browser

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