airship: A Webmachine-inspired HTTP library

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A Webmachine-inspired HTTP library based off ideas from the original Erlang project

A number of examples can be found in illustrating how to build airship based services.

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Dependencies attoparsec, base (>=4.7 && <5), base64-bytestring (>=1.0 && <1.1), blaze-builder (>=0.3 && <0.5), bytestring, bytestring-trie (>=0.2.4 && <0.2.5), case-insensitive, containers, cryptohash (>=0.11 && <0.12), directory, either (>=4.3 && <6.0), filepath (>=1.3 && <1.5), http-date, http-media, http-types (>=0.8 && <0.10), lifted-base (>=0.2 && <0.3), microlens, mime-types (>=0.1.0 && <0.1.1), mmorph (>=1.0 && <1.2), monad-control (>=1.0), mtl, network, old-locale, random, text, time, transformers, transformers-base, unix (>=2.7 && <2.8), unordered-containers, wai (>=3.0 && <3.3), wai-extra (>=3.0 && <3.1) [details]
License MIT
Author Reid Draper and Patrick Thomson
Maintainer Tim McGilchrist <>,
Category Web
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Airship is a Haskell library for handling and serving HTTP requests in a RESTful fashion. It is heavily inspired by Webmachine and works with any WAI-compatible web server such as Warp. It aims to be small, fast, and flexible.

How does it work?

Airship resources are represented with a Resource record type. Each field in Resource corresponds to an action taken in the Webmachine decision tree. Airship provides a defaultResource with sensible defaults for each of these actions; you build web services by overriding fields in the default resource with your own.

Routes are declared with a simple monadic syntax:

routes = do
    root                        #> someRootResource
    "account" </> var "name"    #> accountResource

For a simple example that handles HTTP GET and POST requests, please check example/Basic.hs. For a slightly more involved example that generates HTML and manages a pool of resources, please check the blimp repository.

Airship is copyright © 2015 Helium Systems, Inc., and released to the public under the terms of the MIT license.