O'Reilly logo

Reactive Android Programming by Tadas Subonis

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Learning to use Retrofit by Fetching Financial Data

Very rarely, a modern mobile application can be created without communicating with external resources over the network. The Reactive Stocks application is no exception as it is not possible to get financial stock information without an external data source.

There are lots of libraries to handle network requests on Android (and especially HTTP) but in the author's subjective opinion, the best one yet is Retrofit.

A keen reader might notice that it is now a second library that we are using that has been developed by Jake Warton. He has more interesting and useful stuff developed on GitHub; check it out at https://github.com/JakeWharton/.

Retrofit allows a developer to make any kind of HTTP ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required