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Using jq to parse the Star Wars API


jq is a lightweight and flexible command-line JSON processor. It is extremely useful for processing data from APIs to better understand the data your code will be consuming, before you write the code. In this lesson I introduce you to jq and show you the basic features it provides using the Star Wars API (http://swapi.co) as our data source. Topics covered include filtering, piping, object construction and data manipulation.