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