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Volley Android Library Example for Networking [Android Tutorial]

Volley is an HTTP library that makes networking for Android apps easier and faster. Volley is available on GitHub. This tutorial is for using Volley in your Android application with a simple example.Volley is actually HTTP library which can be used for networking operations using Android devices.It makes the networking functionalities very simple and implemented in very few codes.It is developed and maintained by Google.

Features of Volley :

  • Fast transmission of data over the network.
  • Uses Singleton class for network managing.
  • Having a RequestQueue for every network operations.
  • URL can be easily passed within the Request.
  • Cache mechanism makes an important role.
  • Fetching data is always depends on Cache Hit and Cache Miss.
  • No more AsyncTask is necessary.
  • Automatically allocates the thread for background process without interrupting Main UI Thread.
  • All the operations depend on the Main Thread, Caching Thread, and Network Thread.

 

Volley_life_cycle_example

Fig : Volley Lifecycle


Example Volley in Android :

  1. Create a new project and add dependency under Gradle Scripts > build.gradle (Module: app).

>  ADD INTERNET PERMISSION in AndroidManifest.xml.

2. Create a Singleton Class for Connection Management, I call it as ConnectionManager.java

3. Access the static variable in the MainActivity.java or wherever you requires and request to be added in the RequestQueue.

5. Here a Model class generated to handle data.Use JSON TO POJO converter. (If any JSON response from the server).

6. Built and Run it


Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jake Falls
Jake Falls

Jake is an Android enthusiastic. He is obtaining his Bachelors in Computer Science at New York City College of Engineering. Jake understands several programming languages, but his desire for Android started when recognized Android was adequate at sub-par and equipment at app. He is changing Android for six years, creating, and has today been constructing.

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