Gleam HTTP

Types and functions for HTTP clients and servers!

HTTP Service Example

import gleam/http/elli
import gleam/http.{Request, Response}
import gleam/bit_builder.{BitBuilder}

// Define a HTTP service
pub fn my_service(req: Request(BitString)) -> Response(BitBuilder) {
  let body = bit_builder.from_string("Hello, world!")

  |> http.prepend_resp_header("made-with", "Gleam")
  |> http.set_resp_body(body)

// Start it on port 3000 using the Elli web server
pub fn start() {
  elli.start(my_service, on_port: 3000)

Server adapters

In the example above the Elli Erlang web server is used to run the Gleam HTTP service. Here’s a full list of the server adapters available, sorted alphabetically.

gleam_cowboyCowboy is an Erlang HTTP2 & HTTP1.1 web server
gleam_elliElli is an Erlang HTTP1.1 web server
gleam_plugPlug is an Elixir web application interface

Client adapters

Client adapters are used to send HTTP requests to services over the network. Here’s a full list of the client adapters available, sorted alphabetically.

gleam_httpchttpc is a HTTP client included with Erlang