Vibe.d web framework

Vibe.d is a very powerful web framework which, for example, underlies this D language tour website. Here are some of vibe.d's highlights:

  • Based on a fiber based approach for asynchronous I/O vibe.d allows you to write high-performance HTTP(S) web servers and web services. You can write code that looks synchronous but which can actually handle thousands of connections asynchronously in the background! See the next section for a complete example.
  • Provides an easy to use JSON and web interface generator.
  • Has out-of-the-box support for Redis and MongoDB that makes it easy to write backend systems that have good performance.
  • Can be used to create generic TCP or UDP clients and servers.

Note that the examples in this chapter can't be run online because they would require network support which is disabled for obvious security reasons.

The easiest way to create a vibe.d project is to install dub and create a new project with vibe.d specified as template:

dub init <project-name> -t vibe.d
cd <project-name>

dub will make sure that vibe.d is downloaded and available for building your vibe.d based project.

The book D Web development gives a thorough introduction into this excellent framework.

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