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Pedestal – sturdy and reliable base for services and APIs

Pedestal is a sturdy and reliable base for services and APIs.

This is a set of libraries that we use to build services and applications. It runs in the back end and can serve up whole HTML pages or handle API requests.

Pedestal is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Designed for APIs first. Pedestal lets you start simple and add that if you need it.
  • Create “live” applications – Applications must respond with immediate feedback even while some back-end communication goes on. Pedestal makes it easy to deliver server-sent events and asynchronous updates.
  • Works with a huge variety of containers and deployment options. Deploy applications or microservices on unikernels, Docker containers, or JAR files. Pedestal supports Tomcat, Jetty, Immutant (with Undertow), Vert.x, nginx, and Netty.
  • Create dynamic applications with server-sent events and websockets. It uses Clojure’s async capabilities and Java NIO.
  • Built from pieces that connect via protocols, giving you the flexibility to swap out any part.
  • Automatically uses secure headers, CSRF-protection, and other best practices. It works with CORS to allow secure front end applications.
  • Routers and Interceptors let Pedestal services apply different behavior based on each incoming request, rather than statically wrapping everything up during initialization.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Cognitect, Inc.
License: Eclipse Public License 1.0

Pedestal is written in Clojure. Learn Clojure with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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