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Java Jsoup - simple http GET example with json parsing to java DTO object

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How to make simple HTTP GET request with java JSOUP library?

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To run this example we need to have some working REST API backend. This example was tested on my localhost tomcat, where I have some simple method which return user data.

Simple example:

import com.fasterxml.jackson.databind.ObjectMapper;
import org.jsoup.Connection;
import org.jsoup.Jsoup;
import org.junit.Test;

public class JsoupTests {

    public void test() throws Exception {

        String url = "http://localhost:8080/getUserData";

        Connection.Response response = Jsoup.connect(url)
                .userAgent("Mozilla/5.0 AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like " +
                        "Gecko) Chrome/45.0.2454.4 Safari/537.36")

        String responseJson = response.body();

        ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper();
        UserResponse resp = mapper.readValue(responseJson, UserResponse.class);

        // UserResponse{username='Seth', userAge=25}


UserResponse{username='Seth', userAge=25}


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