Giraffe – ASP.NET Core micro web framework

Giraffe is a functional ASP.NET Core micro web framework for building rich web applications.

Giraffe is an F# micro web framework for building rich web applications. It has been heavily inspired and is similar to Suave, but has been specifically designed with ASP.NET Core in mind and can be plugged into the ASP.NET Core pipeline via middleware. Giraffe applications are composed of so called HttpHandler functions which can be thought of a mixture of Suave’s WebParts and ASP.NET Core’s middleware.

Giraffe is intended for developers who want to build rich web applications on top of ASP.NET Core in a functional first approach. Giraffe is aimed at F# developers who want to benefit from the ASP.NET coresystem.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Functional counter part of the ASP.NET Core MVC framework
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, macOS, and Windows.

Website: giraffe.wiki
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Dustin Moris Gorski
License: Apache License 2.0

Giraffe is written in F#. Learn F# with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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