How can I use the Python Requests library to build practical applications?

I’m learning about the Requests library. I understand that it’s a popular library for making HTTP requests and it’s used in many web applications. However, I’m struggling to see how I can apply this library in my own projects. Can someone provide some practical examples or use cases for the Requests library?

Also, I would appreciate some code snippets that demonstrate the library’s features in a real-world scenario. For instance, how can I use requests to:

  • Download files from a website
  • Send POST requests with form data.
  • Authenticate with an API using tokens or API keys.
  • Handle pagination when retrieving data from a RESTful API.
  • Send requests asynchronously for improved performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!