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Hummingbird – lightweight, flexible server framework

Hummingbird is a lightweight, flexible server framework written in Swift.

Hummingbird consists of three main components, the core HTTP server, a minimal web application framework and the extension modules.

This is free and open source software.

The 3 components:

  • HummingbirdCore – contains a Swift NIO based HTTP server.
  • Hummingbird – lightweight and flexible web application framework that runs on top of HummingbirdCore. It is designed to require the minimum number of dependencies: swift-backtrace, swift-log, swift-nio, swift-nio-extras, swift-service-lifecycle and swift-metrics and makes no use of Foundation. It provides a router for directing different endpoints to their handlers, middleware for processing requests before they reach your handlers and processing the responses returned, support for adding channel handlers to extend the HTTP server, extending the core HBApplication, HBRequest and HBResponse classes and providing custom encoding/decoding of Codable objects.
  • Extensions module – additional features are provided through extensions. The Hummingbird repository comes with a HummingbirdFoundation library that contains a number of features that can only really be implemented with the help of Foundation. This include JSON encoding/decoding, URLEncodedForms, static file serving, and cookies.

Developer: Adam Fowler
License: Apache License 2.0

Hummingbird is written in Swift. Learn Swift with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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