Making calls to the dGC API¶
There are as many ways to make an API call as there are software developers, I reckon. But here are some common ways. We'll start with using our actual API documentation, then try a super-simple tool called
cURL but if you would prefer a graphical toll, then feel free to skip ahead to the section on Postman.
Swagger API documentation¶
Because we've specified our API documentation in the openAPI3 (formerly known as 'Swagger') format, we can auto-generate documentation for our API, but not only that, the documentation is interactive and lets you actually make calls.
cURL is a very simple and common tool for making web calls from the command line (also known as the 'terminal' or 'command prompt')
Download cURL from here
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