Dispatch HTTP Critique

Dispatch is a library for asynchronous HTTP interaction. It provides a Scala vocabulary for Java’s async-http-client. It is apparently popular and crops up as a transitive dependency of several other popular Scala products. So it can’t be all bad. However, a recent project of ours had an unhappy experience with it. Disclaimer I’ll say at the outset that there is an alternative HTTP client of my own. So I’m biased.