RESTful interfaces make interacting with modern applications easier for other applications. “Easy” means you can use a variety of languages and tools to build scripts and automation around the application and that REST API, instead of relying only on manual clicks and a GUI.

You may already be familiar with curl for downloading files from websites. But it is also a flexible and convenient REST client! This post will walk through the curl options and invocations I find most useful.

The big advantage of curl is that it’s often already available on your machine or easily installed on a wide…

Joshua Robinson

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