Make an HTTP request asynchronously


I want to make an asynchronous HTTP request, given a target URL.


// Set the URL where we're making the request
let request = NSURLRequest(URL: NSURL(string: "")!)

// Perform the request
NSURLConnection.sendAsynchronousRequest(request, queue: NSOperationQueue(), completionHandler:{
        (response: NSURLResponse?, data: NSData?, error: NSError?)-> Void in

            // Get data as string
            let str = NSString(data: data!, encoding: NSUTF8StringEncoding)