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Vapor – server-side Swift HTTP web framework

Vapor is a hugely popular server-side Swift HTTP web framework.

It provides a beautifully expressive and easy to use foundation for your next website or API.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Non-blocking, event-driven architecture built on top of Apple’s SwiftNIO.
  • Expressive, protocol-oriented design with a focus on type-safety.
  • Core of Vapor’s routing is a high-performance, trie-node router from RoutingKit.
  • Content API allows you to easily encode / decode Codable structs to / from HTTP messages. JSON encoding is used by default with out-of-the-box support for URL-Encoded Form and Multipart. The API is also configurable, allowing for you to add, modify, or replace encoding strategies for certain HTTP content types.
  • Client API allows you to make HTTP calls to external resources. It is built on async-http-client and integrates with the content API.
  • Validation API helps you validate incoming request before using the Content API to decode data.
  • Logging API is built on top of SwiftLog ensuring Vapor is compatible with all of SwiftLog’s backend implementations.
  • Environment API helps you configure your app dynamically.
  • Complete ecosystem. The project includes over a hundred official and community maintained server-first Swift packages.

Support: Documentation, GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Qutheory, LLC
License: MIT License

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

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