I never liked to use php curl functions. Consider this code which sends a simple POST request:
$resource = curl_init('http://example.com'); curl_setopt($resource, CURLOPT_POST, 1); curl_setopt($resource, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, ['name' => 'value']); curl_setopt($resource, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); $response = curl_exec($resource); curl_close($resource);
It is so unreadable and hard! And all those
But recently I discovered an amazing library with funny name: Guzzle. It is so powerful and simple, I'd like to use it everywhere. Here's a code for the same POST request with Guzzle:
Guzzle\Http\StaticClient::mount(); $response = Guzzle::post('http://example.com', [ 'body' => ['name' => 'value'] ])->getMessage();
Isn't it simple?
If you look at the documentation you
will find how flexible and powerful it is. It even
to send a parallel requests through
curl_multi_* functions. Guzzle is used by
and other php libraries like
Amazon AWS SDK and Goutte.
Alright, try it yourself!