Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


You know what's cool? Running on billions of devices

curl from A to Z

Thousands of contributors help building the curl software which runs on several billions of devices and are affecting every human in the connected world daily. How this came to happen, who contributes and how Daniel at the wheel keeps it all together.

This is a description of a small project with a major reach. curl and libcurl can probably be considered corner stones in a world of client-side Internet transfers and in particular HTTP, running on every imaginable operating system and CPU architecture in use today. Started in the late 90s, the software now runs in billions of devices and is quite likely one of the most widely used software components - any category. Daniel takes us through how it started, how it works and why it never gets done.


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