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Jonathan GrieveTreehouse Moderator 91,040 Points
Synchronous vs Asynchronous GET Requests on Android
So, I've been enjoying learning a little bit about how to make HTTP Requests on Android.
I know Ben warned us we were going down to wrong path initially when it comes to making Get Requests and Synchronously and we'll have more lucky with Asynchronously. I understand why we did that but I'm curious as to why it doesn't work and where I'd have a better time making Synchronous get requests with HTTP?
I did some things with HTTP in the HTTP Basics course but unfortunately, my command line could never get requests to work properly (i.e. they'd connect but then disconnect before I could do anything with it. Thanks :)
Juan Pablo Lazcano11,267 Points
using Synchronous request is a good idea when your code runs in another Thread, or intent service, in that case, the synchronous will not block the main thread, so let say you need to upload or make a request in a specific order, you can use Synchronous request because you can be sure that one request is finish and then continue with another one