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Discussion on: Quick API Debugging Tip

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Sam Ringleman Author

That is a great idea! Thanks for sharing this. I have not taken the dive into the full cURL CLI.

Do you have any good tips that you can recommend?

Outside of just the documentation of course. I am curious if there is a specific command that you find useful.

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Joel McCracken

the -k option lets you ignore ssl cert issues, which is handy for local development.

curl -v is really handy for debugging things. You can use it to get more info about a request, which often is not available in dev tools.

You can combine it with jq in order to do some processing on json that goes in to/comes out of a request/response.

I should write a blog post about it, some things are a bit trickier/would probably be helpful for someone to have thorough examples.

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Sam Ringleman Author

I would love to read that post.

Thank you for taking your time to share these though. I greatly appreciate it!