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diederik (1) [Avatar] Offline

When I tried the unit tests from chapter 6 with Jetty the code from listing 6.5 failed on my machine (Debian wheezy/sid, amd64).
The byte[] used as buffer (in WebClient, listing 6.1) will be filled with null characters after the actual contents ("It works") and JUnit reported the following error:
org.junit.ComparisonFailure: expected:<It works[]> but was:<It works[ >

The issue can be solved in (at least) 2 ways:
byte[] buffer = new byte[connection.getContentLength()];

or, imo far better, using method.
Here's the code that I'm using (and working great) :

public class WebClient {

private static final Logger log = LoggerFactory.getLogger(WebClient.class);

public String getContent(final URL url) {
StringWriter content = new StringWriter();
try {
HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection) url.openConnection();
InputStream is = connection.getInputStream();

IOUtils.copy(is, content, connection.getContentEncoding());

} catch (IOException e) {
log.error("Failed to read '{}'", url, e);
return null;
return content.toString();
marcalm (2) [Avatar] Offline
Re: WebClient from chapter 6 is poorly implemented
Apologies if this is a basic question, but I am having trouble resolving the import of org.mortbay.jetty.* references in the code.
In particular, my lib directory contains no obvious jetty jar.
achuter (1) [Avatar] Offline
Re: WebClient from chapter 6 is poorly implemented
I know this was asked a year ago now, but I just had the same problem. The information is here: