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Thu 29 Aug 2019

Curl exercises

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 curl might 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.