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Cutelyst – Qt web framework

Cutelyst is a web Framework built on top of Qt, using the simple and elegant approach of Catalyst (Perl) framework.

Qt’s meta object system is what powers the core of Cutelyst, it allows for introspecting controller’s methods signatures and generate matching actions that can be invoked later.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Stable API/ABI.
  • Pluggable Engines:
    • Cutelyst::Server – A cross-platform and fast server engine:
      • HTTP/1.1 – Pipelining and Keep-Alive.
      • HTTP/2 – Upgrade to H2, ALPN negotiation on HTTPS and direct H2C.
      • FastCGI – Pipelining and Keep-Alive.
    • uWSGI – Multiple protocols support (HTTP 1.0, FastCGI, uWSGI).
  • WebSockets.
  • REST with ActionREST.
  • Plugin based views:
    • Cutelee (A Qt implementation of Django’s template engine).
    • Grantlee (A Qt implementation of Django’s template engine).
    • Clearsilver.
    • JSON.
    • Email.
  • Dispatcher:
    • Chained.
    • Path.
  • Plugins:
    • Session.
    • Authentication (with PBKDF2).
    • Authorization with RoleACL.
    • StatusMessage.
    • Validator (to validate user input).
    • CSRF protection.
    • Memcached.
    • UserAgent.
  • Asynchronous processing:
    • Async SQL with ASql.
  • Upload parser.
  • JSON body as QJsonDocument when uploaded data is in JSON format.
  • C++17.
  • Chunked reponses (via QIODevice write API).
  • Request profiling/stats.
  • Unit tested.
  • QtCreator integration.
  • Cross-platform support.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Daniel Nicoletti and contributors
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1

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