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AFFNetworking

AFFNetworking is networking wrapper that provides an easy way to interface with a server. It features support for uploading, downloading, progress, streaming data, RESTful requests. As AFFNetworking is based on NSURLConnection, NSOperation, and NSOperationQueue it will be a fast and easy way to send/receive data from/to a server and takes away all the hassle of writing the barebones code yourself, allowing you worry about your project instead.

##Support

####IOS Earliest tested and supported build and deployment target - iOS 6.0. Latest tested and supported build and deployment target - iOS 7.0.

##ARC Compatibility AFFNetworking is built from non-ARC and is currently not ARC friendly. Use '-fno-objc-arc' compiler flags in your project's Build Phases for AFFNetworking files when using ARC.

##Installation Copy the "Product" folder or the contents of said folder into your project. Add the current line to your -Prefix.pch file :

    objective-c
#import "AFFNManager.h"
#import "AFFNImageManager.h"
#import "UIImageView+AFFNImage.h"

####Types of Requests AFFNRequest - A request that lets you do POST, GET, and Multi-POST requests with callbacks when it fails or completes.

AFFNStreamingRequest - A request that lets you stream the data from a POST request into any file type that sits in the /Documents folder of the app bundle

####Usage - Examples

//Create POST Request with completion/failure/download/upload callbacks

	NSMutableDictionary *params1 = [NSMutableDictionary new];
	for (int i = 0; i < 500; i++) {
		[params1 setObject:@"randomValue" forKey:@"randomKey"];
	}

	AFFNRequest *request1 = [AFFNRequest requestWithConnectionType:kAFFNPost andURL:@"http://dev.andrewapperley.ca/aff/request_dump.php" andParams:params1 withCompletion:^(AFFNCallbackObject *result){
  	      //Callback block for completion
    
  	      NSString *responseText = [[[NSString alloc] initWithData:result.data encoding:NSStringEncodingConversionAllowLossy] autorelease];
    
   	     //Data comes back as NSData so it's up to you to parse the response into whatever object type you need
   	     NSLog(@"Response: %@",responseText);
    
   	     //All Callbacks have the total response time as well
   	     NSLog(@"Request Time: %f",result.totalRequestTime);
	    } andFailure:^(NSError *error){
 	       //Callback block for failure
 	       NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
        
     } andUploadProgressBlock:^(float progress){
         if(progress == 1)
 	           NSLog(@"upload completed: %f",progress);
     } andDownloadProgressBlock:^(float progress){
	        if(progress == 1)
	            NSLog(@"download completed: %f",progress);

      }];

		//The manager releases the request when completed/failed so don't call release on it or you will have a bad time.
	 [[AFFNManager sharedManager] addNetworkOperation:request1];

		//Clean up params
	  [params1 release];
	  params1 = nil;

//Create GET Request with completion/failure callbacks (It takes the params you pass in and makes key/value pairs in the URL so pass in a url that omits the '?' at the end, this is put in with the params.

AFFNRequest *request2 = [AFFNRequest requestWithConnectionType:kAFFNGet andURL:@"http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather" andParams:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObject:@"Toronto" forKey:@"q"] withCompletion:^(AFFNCallbackObject *result){
    //Callback block for completion
    
    NSError *error = nil;
    
    NSJSONSerialization *response = [NSJSONSerialization JSONObjectWithData:result.data options:NSJSONReadingAllowFragments error:&error];
    
    if(error)
        NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
    
    //Data comes back as NSData so it's up to you to parse the response into whatever object type you need
    NSLog(@"Response: %@",response);
} andFailure:^(NSError *error){
    //Callback block for failure
    NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
    
}];

[[AFFNManager sharedManager] addNetworkOperation:request2];

//Create MULTI-POST Request with completion/failure callbacks - Multi-part requests can be constructed with NSData in the array or NSStrings, this example uses NSStrings as I didn't want to included any images but it is made to support that data type.

 AFFNRequest *request3 = [AFFNRequest requestWithConnectionType:kAFFNMulti andURL:@"http://dev.andrewapperley.ca/aff/request_dump.php" andParams:[NSDictionary dictionaryWithObject:@"RandomCrap" forKey:@"ForKey"] withCompletion:^(AFFNCallbackObject *result){
    //Callback block for completion
    
    NSError *error = nil;
    
   NSString *responseText = [[[NSString alloc] initWithData:result.data encoding:NSStringEncodingConversionAllowLossy] autorelease];
    
    if(error)
        NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
    
    //Data comes back as NSData so it's up to you to parse the response into whatever object type you need
    NSLog(@"Response: %@",responseText);
} andFailure:^(NSError *error){
    //Callback block for failure
    NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
    
}  andUploadProgressBlock:^(float progress){
    if(progress == 1)
        NSLog(@"upload completed: %f",progress);
} andDownloadProgressBlock:^(float progress){
    if(progress == 1)
        NSLog(@"download completed: %f",progress);
    
}andMultiData:[NSArray arrayWithObjects:@"This", @"param1", @"is", @"param2", @"cool!", @"param3", nil]];

[[AFFNManager sharedManager] addNetworkOperation:request3];

//Create STREAMING Request - This will give you back a string of where the saved file is in the filesystem so you can use it later

 AFFNStreamingRequest *request4 = [AFFNStreamingRequest streamingRequestWithFileName:@"Test" andExtention:@"json" andURL:@"http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather?q=Toronto" andParams:nil withCompletion:^(AFFNCallbackObject *result){
    NSLog(@"Result - Saved File URL: %@",result.streamObjectPath);
} andFailure:^(NSError *error){
    NSLog(@"Error: %@",error);
}];

[[AFFNManager sharedManager] addNetworkOperation:request4];

//Create AFFNImage - This will let you init an image that will cache it's result and expiry on the date/time you pass in

UIImageView *iv = [[UIImageView alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(0, 0, 200, 300) 
	andPlaceholderImage:[UIImage imageNamed:@"logo.png"] 
		andImageURL:@"http://andrewapperley.ca/backend_admin/blog_images/Screen-Shot-2013-08-17-at-1.12.18-AM.jpg" 
			andExpiry:[NSDate date] 
				andToCache:true];
[self.view addSubview:iv];

##Changelog

  • August 18th, 2013 - Initial Release as a static library - 0.0.1
  • September 5th, 2013 - Release with AFFNImage, added GET type to StreamingRequests, and cleaned up code - 0.1.1