Making use of Clojure HTTP client

For retrieving simple HTTP requests, http-kit is a library of choice when the simple slurp function from clojure.core does not provide enough flexibility. While http-kit is both a server and a client, this recipe will only look at the client side of things.

Getting ready

Including the http-kit library into our project is now relatively straightforward. Let's add the following line to the project.clj file:

[http-kit "2.1.18"] 

How to do it...

A simple request to retrieve the weather data, as we have seen before in the parsing JSON section, is quite simply done by calling the get function of http-kit. The function returns a promise by default, meaning the call will run in the background and block when trying to get the ...

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