Recently I’ve been interested in how people learn things. I was reading Kathy Sierra’s great book Badass: Making Users Awesome. It talks about the idea of deliberate practice.
The idea is that you find a small micro-skill that can be learned in maybe 3 sessions of 45 minutes, and focus on learning that micro-skill. So, as an exercise, I was trying to think of a computer skill that I thought could be learned in 3 45-minute sessions.
I thought that making HTTP requests with
curlmight be a skill like that, so here are some curl exercises as an experiment!
writes Julia Evans. If you want to learn
curl or get better at using
it I highly recommend to do the 21 exercises. Also the related
discussion on Hacker News
has several great tips. See also Copy as cURL.