A family of combinators for defining webservices APIs and serving them

You can learn about the basics in the tutorial.

CHANGELOG

Changes

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0.12

Significant changes

  • servant-client servant-client-core Factored out of servant-client all the functionality that was independent of the http-client backend. (#803 #821)

    If you have own combinators, you'll need to add an additional m argument in HasClient, Client and clientWithRoute:

    -class HasClient api
    -  type Client (api :: *) :: *
    -  clientWithRoute :: Proxy api -> Req -> Client api
    +class HasClient m api
    +  type Client (m :: * -> *) (api :: *) :: *
    +  clientWithRoute :: Proxy m -> Proxy api -> Request -> Client m api

    See https://github.com/haskell-servant/servant-auth/pull/67/commits/f777818e3cc0fa3ed2346baff8328e96d62b1790 for a real world example.

  • servant-server Added hoistServer member to the HasServer class, which is HasServer specific enter. (#804 #824)

    enter isn't exported from Servant module anymore. You can change enter to hoistServer in a straight forward way. Unwrap natural transformation and add a api type Proxy:

    -server = enter (NT nt) impl
    +server = hoistServer (Proxy :: Proxy MyApi) nt impl

    If you have own combinators, you'll need to define a new method of HasServer class, for example:

    type ServerT (MyCombinator :> api) m = MyValue -> ServerT api m
    hoistServerWithContext _ pc nt s = hoistServerWithContext (Proxy :: Proxy api) pc nt . s

    See https://github.com/haskell-servant/servant-auth/pull/67/commits/8ee3b6315247ac076516213fd7cfcdbfdb583ac9 for a real world example.

  • Add Description and Summary combinators (#767)

    It's possible to annotate endpoints with free form text. This information is used by e.g. by servant-swagger, see screenshot in https://github.com/phadej/servant-swagger-ui

  • Lower :> and :<|> infix precedence to 4 and 3 respectively (#761)

    This should affect you, except if you define your own infix operators for Servant type-level DSL.

Other changes

  • servant-foreign Derive Data for all types (#809)
  • servant-docs Add authentication lenses (#787)
  • servant-docs Generated markdown improvements (#813 #767 #790 #788)
  • Add addLinks to generate all links for unnested APIs. (#851)
  • Allow newest dependencies

(#772 #842) - Documentation improvements and typo fixes (#757 #771 #775 #790 #791 #806) - Development process improvements (#764 #839)

0.11

Breaking changes

Other changes

  • Add a type representing an empty API (#753)
  • Add linkURI' and Link accessors (#745 , #717 , #715)
  • Prepare for GHC-8.2 (#722)
  • Add HasLink AuthProtect instance (#720)
  • AllCTRender [] () TypeError (use NoContent) (#671)
  • Documentation improvements and typo fixes (#702 , #709 , #716 , #725 , #727)

0.10

Breaking changes

  • Use NT from natural-transformation for Enter (#616)

  • Change to MkLink (Verb ...) = Link (previously URI). To consume Link use its ToHttpApiData instance or linkURI. (#527)

Other changes

  • Add Servant.API.TypeLevel module with type families to work with API types. (#345 , #305)

  • Default JSON content type change to application/json;charset=utf-8. (#263) Related browser bugs: Chromium and Firefox

  • Accept class may accept multiple content-types. MimeUnrender adopted as well. (#613 , #615)

0.9.1

  • Added 'noHeader' function for not adding response headers.

0.9

  • Added Eq, Show, Read, Generic and Ord instances to IsSecure
  • BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBLE: replace use of ToFromByteString with To/FromHttpApiData for GetHeaders/BuildHeadersTo
  • BACKWARDS INCOMPATIBLE: Moved From/ToFormUrlEncoded classes, which were renamed to From/ToForm to http-api-data

0.8.1

  • Add CaptureAll combinator. Captures all of the remaining segments in a URL.
  • Add Servant.API.TypeLevel module, with frequently used type-level functionaliy.

0.8

  • Minor fixes, documentation changes and cabal tweaks

0.7.1

  • Add module Servant.Utils.Enter (https://github.com/haskell-servant/servant/pull/478)
  • Allow to set the same header multiple times in responses.

0.5

  • Add WithNamedConfig combinator.
  • Add HttpVersion, IsSecure, RemoteHost and Vault combinators
  • Fix safeLink, so Header is not in fact required.
  • Add more instances for (:<|>)
  • Use http-api-data instead of Servant.Common.Text
  • Remove matrix params.
  • Add PlainText String MimeRender and MimeUnrender instances.
  • Add new Verbs combinator, and make all existing and new verb combinators type synonyms of it.
  • Add BasicAuth combinator to support Basic authentication
  • Add generalized authentication support

0.4.2

  • Fix missing cases for Patch in safeLink

0.4.1

  • Allow whitespace after parsing JSON
  • Stricter matching for safeLink for Capture

0.4

  • Delete now is like Get, Post, Put, and Patch and returns a response body
  • Multiple content-type/accept support for all the relevant combinators
  • Provide JSON, PlainText, OctetStream and FormUrlEncoded content types out of the box
  • Type-safe link generation to API endpoints
  • Support for the PATCH HTTP method
  • Removed the home-made QuasiQuote for writing API types in a more human-friendly format until we come up with a better design for it
  • Make most if not all of the haddock code examples run through doctest
  • Some general code cleanup
  • Add response headers
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