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Web framework for Crystal language [DEPRECATED in favour of kemal]

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Notice: This repository is no longer maintained. Kemal does pretty much what Moonshine does and it has better documentation.

Moonshine is a minimal sinatra like web framework for the Crystal language.


Add this to your application's

    github: dhruvrajvanshi/Moonshine


Code speaks louder than words, so here's an example.

require "moonshine"

include Moonshine include Moonshine::Utils::Shortcuts include Moonshine

app =

respond to all HTTP verbs

app.route "/", do |request| ok("Hello Moonshine!") end

or particular HTTP verbs

app.get "/get", do |request| ok("This is a get response") end

you can set response headers

app.get "/api", do |request| res = ok("{"name": "moonshine"}") res.headers["Content-type"] = "text/json" res end

Form Parameters

Moonshine automatically parses POST and GET parameters for you. The

properties are hashes of these params.
app.get "/putparams", do |request|





") end


Controllers are objects which can respond to multiple routes. Set the @rotuer instance variable of a controller to specify routing within controller. Add the controller to the app using app.controller method. @router maps between a route and an action. Action can be any object with a call method (usually a Proc). ```crystal

Inherit from Moonshine::Controller to define a controller

class HomeController < Moonshine::Controller def initialize() @viewcount = 0 @router = { "GET /" => ->get(Request), } end

def get(req) @viewcount += 1 ok("This page has been visited #{@viewcount} times.") end end

Bind controller to the app object

app.controller "/", ```

An action can also be a string containing the method name provided that the method is defined in the controller, and the controller name symbol has been passed to the actions macro in the controller definition. ```crystal class PostController < Moonshine::Controller actions :getallposts, :getpost def initialize() @posts = ["Post1"),"Post2") ] of Post @router = { "GET /posts" =>"getallposts", "GET /posts/:id" => "getpost" } end

def get_post(req) ... end

def getallposts(req) ... end end

app.controller( ``` String and proc actions can also be mixed in a single router.


You can either create middleware classes or individual methods that process request or response

Middleware Classes

You can add middleware classes to your application by inheriting from Moonshine::Middleware. Your class can override processrequest and processresponse methods to globally alter request and response objects. ```crystal class Hello < Moonshine::Middleware def process_request(req) req.headers["User"] = "Annonymous" end

def processresponse(req, res) req.body += "\nFooter" end end app.middlewareobject ```

Request Middleware

# add request middleware
app.request_middleware do |req|
  unless req.get.has_key? "user", "Not allowed")

To add a request middleware, call app.request_middleware with a block that returns a response or nil. If the method returns nil, the response chain continues, otherwise, the response is sent back.

Response Middleware

# add response middleware
app.response_middleware do |req, res|
  res.body = "Modified"

Response middleware methods take request and response arguments and return a response. This is used to globally alter the response of the application. Response middleware are processed in order.


0.3.0 : Renamed base module to core.
        Aliased Moonshine::App = Moonshine::Core::App (Previously Moonshine::Base::App)
        Aliased Moonshine::Controller = Moonshine::Core::Controller
        Moved Moonshine::Middleware::Base => Moonshine::Core::Middleware
        Aliased Moonshine::Middleware = Moonshine::Core::Middleware
        Added Moonshine::Utils::StaticDirs middleware class. It can serve multiple directories

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