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Go HTTP Request using Get

The Go standard library comes with excellent support for HTTP clients and servers in the net/http package. In this example we’ll use it to issue simple HTTP requests.

In the below example we use http.Get() from net/http package to open the request.

Then we use ioutil.ReadAll() function from io/ioutil package to read the content if the endpoint URL provided.

We also use string(body) to cast the content as String so we can print it later.

Example of Go HTTP Request

package main
import (
   "io/ioutil"
   "log"
   "net/http"
)

func main() {
   resp, err := http.Get("https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts")
   if err != nil {
      log.Fatalln(err)
   }
//We Read the response body on the line below.
   body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(resp.Body)
   if err != nil {
      log.Fatalln(err)
   }
//Convert the body to type string
   sb := string(body)
   log.Printf(sb)
}

Conclusion

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