Thu, 05 Jul 2012 01:34:10 -0700 Post Comments
there are some bits and pieces that will help you.
Aesthetics?! Lol, each to their own :-D
I'm not sure 'EASILY' applies at all - there are several technologies
involved here (networking, HTTP, JSON/XML/similar) and a stack of libraries
is more usual for the c++ world than an all-in-one library that'll do it
for you. A quick Google search seems to confirm that there's no magic
In case it's of any help, here are the libraries I'm currently using or am
http://cpp-netlib.github.com/latest/index.html for networking
Supports both client & server implementations, though I've only used the
I found the docs a little slow to sink in, as they're a little more
implementation-focused than objective-focused, but the group is active and
the primary developer helpful and very approachable.
http://curl.haxx.se/libcurl/ is a well-known library for URL access and
supports a wide variety of protocols.
I've had no direct experience of it myself, but it's pretty ubiquitous so
support should be easy to access.
It may be easier to use for a c++ newbie than cpp-netlib which is template
I'm using this at the moment, though the API seems..'odd' to me in some
I found some inconsistencies between docs and code, and between the built
and include-only versions of the library.
If you're still green with c++ I'd probably recommend http://jsoncpp.sourceforge.net/ over json_spirit.
I've not used it in a year or 2, and it's not boost-based, but docs are
helpful and it worked well for me at the time.
More JSON library discussion at http://stackoverflow.com/questions/245973/whats-the-best-c-j[..]
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