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cURL

Command Line Tool and Library for Transferring Data With URLs
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What is cURL?

Used in command lines or scripts to transfer data. It is also used in cars, television sets, routers, printers, audio equipment, mobile phones, tablets, and is the internet transfer backbone for thousands of software applications affecting billions of humans daily.
cURL is a tool in the File Transfer category of a tech stack.
cURL is an open source tool with 23.2K GitHub stars and 4.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to cURL's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses cURL?

Companies
32 companies reportedly use cURL in their tech stacks, including Typeform, arivu.one, and immmr.

Developers
155 developers on StackShare have stated that they use cURL.

cURL Integrations

Homebrew, HTTPie, SDKMAN, WeTransfer, and RESTHeart are some of the popular tools that integrate with cURL. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with cURL.
Pros of cURL
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Decisions about cURL

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose cURL in their tech stack.

Denys
Software engineer at Typeform · | 11 upvotes · 205.8K views
  • Go because it's easy and simple, facilitates collaboration , and also it's fast, scalable, powerful.
  • Visual Studio Code because it has one of the most sophisticated Go language support plugins.
  • Vim because it's Vim
  • Git because it's Git
  • Docker and Docker Compose because it's quick and easy to have reproducible builds/tests with them
  • Arch Linux because Docker for Mac/Win is a disaster for the human nervous system, and Arch is the coolest Linux distro so far
  • Stack Overflow because of Copy-Paste Driven Development
  • JavaScript and Python when a something needs to be coded for yesterday
  • PhpStorm because it saves me like 300 "Ctrl+F" key strokes a minute
  • cURL because terminal all the way
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cURL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to cURL?
Postman
It is the only complete API development environment, used by nearly five million developers and more than 100,000 companies worldwide.
HTTPie
It is a Modern command line HTTP client – user-friendly curl alternative with intuitive UI, JSON support, syntax highlighting, wget-like downloads, extensions, etc
FileZilla
It is a powerful and free software for transferring files over the Internet. It is a very popular FTP client and is used by webmasters from all over the world.
WinSCP
It is a popular SFTP client and FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Copy file between a local computer and remote servers using FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, WebDAV or S3 file transfer protocols.
Cyberduck
It is a libre server and cloud storage browser for Mac and Windows with support for FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure & OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.
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cURL's Followers
169 developers follow cURL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.