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iOS Build a Blog Reader iPhone App Getting Data from the Web Downloading and Parsing JSON Data

Eilon Krauthammer
Eilon Krauthammer
4,768 Points

Runtime error: 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: 'data parameter is nil'

I did everything the same way Amit did yet I get a runtime error.. What's the problem? Thanks

Robert Bojor
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

Can you copy/paste the error that you are receiving? It'll be easier to pinpoint the problem.

4 Answers

Robert Bojor
PLUS
Robert Bojor
Courses Plus Student 29,439 Points

You are receiving that error because the response that comes from the server is empty and the NSJSONSerialization class cannot work with a nil string.

If you share some of the code you have, especially the part where you call the URL and handle the response, I will be able to help further.

Eilon Krauthammer
Eilon Krauthammer
4,768 Points

This is my viewDidLoad method, pretty much identical to what's shown in the video...

  • (void)viewDidLoad { [super viewDidLoad];

    NSURL *blogURL = [NSURL URLWithString:@"http://blog.teamtreehouse.com/api/get_recent_summary/"];

    NSData *jsonData = [NSData dataWithContentsOfURL:blogURL];

    NSError *error = nil;

    NSDictionary *dataDictionary = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:jsonData options:0 error:&error];

    self.blogPosts = [dataDictionary objectForKey:@"posts"]; }

Eilon Krauthammer
Eilon Krauthammer
4,768 Points

*** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: 'data parameter is nil' this is the error I'm receiving

Eilon Krauthammer
Eilon Krauthammer
4,768 Points

Oh I'm sorry I just noticed something was wrong with my URL address thanks anyways :)

Kuan Chung Chang
Kuan Chung Chang
5,607 Points

Have the same problem just like you, but there's more information besides NSInvalidArgumentException, here's the description: 2015-10-19 22:24:52.153 BlogReader[1857:94714] App Transport Security has blocked a cleartext HTTP (http://) resource load since it is insecure. Temporary exceptions can be configured via your app's Info.plist file. 2015-10-19 22:24:52.158 BlogReader[1857:94590] *** Terminating app due to uncaught exception 'NSInvalidArgumentException', reason: 'data parameter is nil'

How can I solve this problem?