Dream – tidy web framework for OCaml and ReasonML

Dream is a tidy, feature-complete web framework. It adheres to base OCaml types as much as possible, introducing only a few types of its own. Dream handlers and middlewares are just bare functions. Dream has a flat namespace and aims for maximal clarity.

Dream has a simple programming model where web apps are just functions.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Supports TLS, WebSockets, and GraphQL.
  • HTML templates with embedded OCaml or Reason — use existing skills!
  • Sessions with pluggable storage back ends.
  • Composable middleware and routes.
  • Easy HTTPS and HTTP/2 support — Dream runs without a proxy.
  • Helpers for secure cookies and CSRF-safe forms. Cryptography helpers, key rotation, and a chosen cipher.
  • Full-stack ML with clients compiled by Melange, ReScript, or js_of_ocaml.
  • Log and OCaml runtime configuration.
  • Easy-to-use, secure helpers for round-tripping cookies and forms.
  • Templates that interleave OCaml with already-familiar HTML.
  • Fully composable router.
  • Session management with pluggable back ends.
  • Unified, internationalization-friendly error handling that leaks no English strings from any level of your app.

Website: aantron.github.io/dream
Support: Tutorial, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Anton Bachin
License: MIT License

Dream is written in OCaml. Learn OCaml with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

Return to OCaml Web Frameworks Home Page

Popular series
Guide to LinuxNew to Linux? Read our Linux for Starters series. We start right at the basics and teach you everything you need to know to get started with Linux.
Free and Open Source SoftwareThe largest compilation of the best free and open source software in the universe. Each article is supplied with a legendary ratings chart helping you to make informed decisions.
ReviewsHundreds of in-depth reviews offering our unbiased and expert opinion on software. We offer helpful and impartial information.
Alternatives to Proprietary SoftwareReplace proprietary software with open source alternatives: Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Autodesk, Oracle, Atlassian, Corel, Cisco, Intuit, and SAS.
Linux Around The WorldLinux Around The World showcases events and usergroups that are relevant to Linux enthusiasts.
AudioSurveys popular streaming services from a Linux perspective: Amazon Music Unlimited, Myuzi, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal.
Saving Money with LinuxSaving Money with Linux looks at how you can reduce your energy bills running Linux.
System ToolsEssential Linux system tools focuses on small, indispensable utilities, useful for system administrators as well as regular users.
ProductivityLinux utilities to maximise your productivity. Small, indispensable tools, useful for anyone running a Linux machine.
Home ComputersHome computers became commonplace in the 1980s. Emulate home computers including the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST, ZX81, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.
Now and ThenNow and Then examines how promising open source software fared over the years. It can be a bumpy ride.
Linux at HomeLinux at Home looks at a range of home activities where Linux can play its part, making the most of our time at home, keeping active and engaged.
Linux CandyLinux Candy reveals the lighter side of Linux. Have some fun and escape from the daily drudgery.
DockerGetting Started with Docker helps you master Docker, a set of platform as a service products that delivers software in packages called containers.
Android AppsBest Free Android Apps. We showcase free Android apps that are definitely worth downloading. There's a strict eligibility criteria for inclusion in this series.
Programming BooksThese best free books accelerate your learning of every programming language. Learn a new language today!
Programming TutorialsThese free tutorials offer the perfect tonic to our free programming books series.
Stars and StripesStars and Stripes is an occasional series looking at the impact of Linux in the USA.
Share this article

Share your Thoughts

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.