[fpc-pascal] Using REST based Services

Alexander Grotewohl alex at dcclost.com
Mon Oct 8 08:04:32 CEST 2018

A bit off topic for the list but I've used a program called "Insomnia" 
which is a client for debugging REST APIs and it was incredibly handy. 
Especially so you don't try everything under the sun before, for 
example, realizing your API key is incorrect.


On 10/7/2018 4:03 PM, Marc Santhoff wrote:
> On Sun, 2018-10-07 at 00:23 +0200, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>> On Sat, 6 Oct 2018, Marc Santhoff wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> being rather agnostic regarding web techniques I have to ask:
>>> What module or unit is best for being used when calling web services?
>> fphttpclient is what you need.
> OK, fine. I have used that already.
>>> I want to try using Apache Tika running as a server for extracting the
>>> contents of files. Files are transferred using HTTP PUT method-
>>> See there for a quick overview:
>>> https://wiki.apache.org/tika/TikaJAXRS#Services
>> Rest services are not very standardized. Each service is different, and
>> therefor the lowest common denominator is the use of the HTTP protocol.
> I see. It is simple enough to put a request together like when using curl in a
> terminal.
>> Which is exactly what is encapsulated in the fphttpclient unit.
>> The demo programs for fphttpclient should get you going.
> Many thanks!
> Marc

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