cURL: API Debugging Made Easy

If you’re an avid programmer or even just familiar with your computer’s Bash terminal, odds are it’s come up before: the cURL command.

cURL stands for Client URL Request Library, and it allows you to use your terminal to send and request information from websites or APIs.

It’s useful for all kinds of different things, from downloads to installs to web scraping to data analysis. But one of it’s most common uses in programming is API requests.

There are other tools for this, of course, like Postman, but if you just need to do a…