Basically, any device that download something from somewhere can use cURL.
Ex. To install Alexa in my Raspberry Pi, I would need HTTP2 which I use
cURL for that.

On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 3:14 PM Sharif, Hashim <hshar...@illinois.edu> wrote:

>
> >> There are a number of embedded applications of curl. It's even found in
> >> some BIOSes. Your question is why is curl any good? You should address a
> >> few small problems for yourself to see why. It's a compact library with
> >> good number of features and it just works. It's been around for two
> >> decades and is a tried and tested library.
>
> Thanks for your response! I am certainly not doubting the usability of
> curl, but trying to understand specific use cases in the embedded space
> since we need to cite references to use cases (as part of our work). Since
> you mentioned it can be found in some BIOSes, can you mention certain
> embedded hardware (boards/microcontrollers) that use curl as part of their
> BIOS?
>
> -Hashim
>
> ________________________________________
> From: doa379 [doa...@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 08, 2018 12:51 PM
> To: Sharif, Hashim
> Subject: Re: Use cases of curl in embedded systems hardware
>
> >
> > Hi, All,
> >
> > As part of a project, we are trying to understand the uses of curl
> across various domains, in particular embedded systems and IOT devices. The
> curl home page at https://curl.haxx.se/ suggests that curl is used in
> cars, television sets, routers, audio equipment. If anyone can give
> particular examples of how/why curl is useful in these particular domains,
> it would help us understand practical use cases. Any references to blog
> posts, research papers are appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Hashim
> > University of Illinois
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> There are a number of embedded applications of curl. It's even found in
> some BIOSes. Your question is why is curl any good? You should address a
> few small problems for yourself to see why. It's a compact library with
> good number of features and it just works. It's been around for two
> decades and is a tried and tested library.
>
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