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JacksonUtsch/swift-http 0.1.6
Tools to help interface with HTTP calls.
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Tools to help interface with HTTP calls.

Get Started

To quickly get started create a request using AnyEndpoint.

import HTTP

let getGreeting = HTTP.AnyEndpoint<String>(method: .get, route: "hello")

Notice the type specifier for the generic response type. We are expecting to recieve a String.

Now let's call this endpoint using either the async or combine function.


let result = try await HTTP.async(
  at: "",
  with: getGreeting,
  catching: { (_) -> Never? in nil }


let result = try await HTTP.publisher(
  at: "",
  with: getGreeting,
  catching: { (_) -> Never? in nil }

Error Handling

What's this catching thing? Oh yeah, our server can emit errors. Lets define the structure so it can be put into use.

Here we are using vapor as a local server and can expect the following json error message at the wrong url.

{"error":true,"reason":"Not Found"}

Let's define our Swift type.

struct ServerError: Error, Codable, Hashable {
  let error: Bool
  let reason: String

Now we can catch the errors given. We'll run this as a test to assert this live implementation.

do {
  _ = try await HTTP.async(
    at: "",
    with: getGreeting,
    catching: { data -> ServerError? in
      return try? JSONDecoder().decode(ServerError.self, from: data)
    dumping: true
} catch HTTP.Errors<ServerError>.caught(let serverError) {
  XCTAssertEqual(serverError, ServerError(error: true, reason: "Not Found"))
} catch {
  XCTFail("Expected to catch server error.")

It's too bad when throwing errors Swift forgets our error type. This is a current advantage of using combine. Here is a thread about adding precise error types to Swift.

Client Design

swift-http is designed around the protocol HTTPEndpoint which is defined as:

public protocol HTTPEndpoint {
  associatedtype ResponseType: Decodable
  var method: HTTP.Method { get }
  var route: String { get }
  var headers: [String: String] { get }
  var body: HTTP.AnyEncodable? { get }

Using a protocol allows for endpoints to be created using conforming types which utilizes individual constructors based on user design. You can also opt-out of this by deciding to use the AnyEndpoint type.

HTTPEndpoint is generic over ResponseType, requiring Decodable conformance.

Thus the type signature for an endpoint is dependant on the expected response.

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