Laravel 8 Http cURL Get Request Tutorial

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Inside this article we will see the concept of Laravel 8 Http cURL Get Request Tutorial. We will see by both using Http GET and GuzzleHttp of laravel to process JSON data.

The cURL stands for ‘Client for URLs‘, originally with URL spelled in uppercase to make it obvious that it deals with URLs. Since curl uses libcurl, it supports a range of common internal protocols, currently including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, GOPHER, TELNET, DICT, and FILE.

This article is very easy to learn and implement in your development. We will look at example of laravel curl get request.

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Installation of Laravel Application

Laravel Installation can be done in two ways.

  • Laravel Installer
  • By using composer

Laravel Installer

To install Laravel via Laravel installer, we need to install it’s installer first. We need to make use of composer for that.

$ composer global require laravel/installer

This command will install laravel installer at system. This installation is at global scope, so you type command from any directory at terminal. To verify type the given command –

$ laravel

This command will open a command palette of Laravel Installer.

To create ad install laravel project in system,

$ laravel new blog

With the name of blog a laravel project will be created at your specified path.

By using composer

Alternatively, we can also install Laravel by Composer command create-project. If your system doesn’t has Composer Installed, Learn Composer Installation Steps. Here is the complete command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

After following these steps we can install a Laravel application into system.

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

This command outputs –

Starting Laravel development server: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed at system.


Create Controller & Add HTTP cURL

Open project into terminal and run this artisan command.

$ php artisan make:controller SiteController

It will create SiteController.php inside /app/Http/Controllers folder.

Open SiteController.php and write this code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Http;

class SiteController extends Controller
{
    /**
     * Using Http
     *
     * @return response()
     */
    public function index()
    {
        $apiURL = 'https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts';
  
        $response = Http::get($apiURL);
  
        $statusCode = $response->status();
        $responseBody = json_decode($response->getBody(), true);
  
        dd($responseBody);
    }

    /**
     * Using GuzzleHttp
     *
     * @return response()
     */
    public function posts()
    {
        $apiURL = 'https://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com/posts';
              
        $client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client();
        $response = $client->request('GET', $apiURL);
   
        $statusCode = $response->getStatusCode();
        $responseBody = json_decode($response->getBody(), true);
  
        dd($responseBody);
    }
}

This controller includes two methods to process HTTP cURL request – Using HTTP and using GuzzleHttp. You can opt any option to use it in your development.


Add Route

Open web.php file from /routes folder. Add these routes into it.

//...

Route::get("posts", [SiteController::class, "index"]);
Route::get("all-posts", [SiteController::class, "posts"]);

//...

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

Example URL #1 – http://127.0.0.1:8000/posts

Example URL #2 – http://127.0.0.1:8000/all-posts

We hope this article helped you to learn Laravel 8 Http cURL Get Request Tutorial in a very detailed way.

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