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A Swift Web Framework and HTTP Server

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Kitura is a web framework and web server that is created for web services written in Swift. For more information, visit www.kitura.io.

Table of Contents


  • URL routing (e.g., GET, POST, PUT, DELETE, PATCH)
  • Codable routing
  • URL parameters
  • Static file serving
  • FastCGI support
  • SSL/TLS support
  • Pluggable middleware

Getting Started

Visit www.kitura.io for a Getting Started guide, tutorials, and API reference documentation.

Contributing to Kitura

All improvements to Kitura are very welcome! Here's how to get started with developing Kitura itself.

  1. Clone this repository.

$ git clone https://github.com/IBM-Swift/Kitura

  1. Build and run tests.

$ swift test

You can find more info on contributing to Kitura in our contributing guidelines.


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2.6.2 - Feb 11, 2019

  • fix: Prevent crash when an empty Content-Type header is supplied (#1405)

2.6.1 - Jan 25, 2019

  • Produce a consistent ordering of elements in OpenAPI definition (#1393)
  • Warn when initializing a StaticFileServer on a non-existent path (#1389)

2.6.0 - Dec 18, 2018

  • Consistent handling of parameters for Codable routes #1310
  • Initialize TypesafeMiddleware first #1350
  • Allow Kitura welcome page to be disabled #1344
  • Performance improvement when sending Strings #1369
  • Conditional GET using etags #1333

2.5.6 - Nov 29, 2018

  • fix: Handle optional query parameters correctly with Type-Safe Middlewares (#1334)

2.5.0 - Aug 30, 2018

What's New

  • Enhanced OpenAPI support including query parameters
  • SwiftNIO support (enable using env KITURA_NIO=1 swift build)
  • Pluggable encoders and decoders on Router, used in Codable routing
  • Performance throughput improvements
  • New splash screen
  • Bugfixes