Hi everyone. Im a student at RIT who is trying to over-achieve. Im working on an open source project, and although a lot of it is over my head, im holding my own pretty well( i survived the JDBC). Except for this part. I need to connect to the internet, download a file, and save it. I've written methods for calculating its size, MD5, all of that, but now after putting it off, i have to figure out how to download it. Just for completeness - The program is pulling the URL from a MySQL database, then connecting and downloading a program and checking its size, MD5, etc. Im stuck. Ive googled for a day now, and been through the Java Ranch, and I am lost.
The java.net.URL class is your friend. The precise code you'd use depends on what you want to do with the downloaded data -- put it into a file, for example, or store it in a database -- but here's one simple version: