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OkHttp 2.4.0-RC1 has HttpUrl

Neither of Java’s built-in APIs make it easy to get at a URL’s query parameters. Instead, you end up having to muck around with string concatenation, string splitting, UrlEncoder, UnsupportedEncodingException, and MalformedURLException.

HttpUrl is a new class that makes URLs easy:

   HttpUrl url = new HttpUrl.Builder()
       .scheme("https")
       .host("www.google.com")
       .addPathSegment("search")
       .addQueryParameter("q", "polar bears")
       .build();

The Javadoc goes on and on explaining why Java needs yet another URL class, and why this one is different.

Get HttpUrl in OkHttp 2.4.0-RC1.

It’s ready on Maven Central and eager to simplify your URL-manipulation code.

<dependency>  
  <groupId>com.squareup.okhttp</groupId>
  <artifactId>okhttp</artifactId>
  <version>2.4.0-RC1</version>
</dependency>  

I invite you to try out this release candidate right away. Unless there are surprises we’ll do a final 2.4.0 release soon.