עידו פרלמוטר (Ido Perlmuter)

NAME

McBain::WithPSGI - Load a McBain API as a RESTful PSGI web service

VERSION

version 1.001000

SYNOPSIS

        # write your API as you normally would, and create
        # a simple psgi file:

        #!/usr/bin/perl -w

        BEGIN { $ENV{MCBAIN_WITH} = 'WithPSGI'; }

        use warnings;
        use strict;
        use MyAPI;

        my $app = MyAPI->to_app;

DESCRIPTION

McBain::WithPSGI turns your McBain API into a RESTful PSGI web service based on Plack, thus making McBain a web application framework.

The created web service will be a JSON-in JSON-out service. Requests to your application are expected to have a Content-Type of application/json; charset=UTF-8. The JSON body of a request will be the payload. The results of the API will be formatted into JSON as well.

Note that if an API method does not return a hash-ref, this runner module will automatically turn it into a hash-ref to ensure that conversion into JSON will be possible. The created hash-ref will have one key - holding the method's name, with whatever was returned from the method as its value. For example, if method GET:/divide in topic /math returns an integer (say 7), then the client will get the JSON { "GET:/math/divide": 7 }.

SUPPORTED HTTP METHODS

This runner support all methods natively supported by McBain. That is: GET, PUT, POST, DELETE and OPTIONS. To add support for HEAD requests, use Plack::Middleware::Head.

The OPTIONS method is special. It returns a list of all HTTP methods allowed by a specific route (in the Allow header). The response body will be the same hash-ref returned by McBain for OPTIONS requests, JSON encoded.

METHODS EXPORTED TO YOUR API

None.

METHODS REQUIRED BY MCBAIN

init( $target )

Makes the root topic of your API inherit Plack::Component, so that it officially becomes a Plack app. This will provide your API with the to_app() method.

generate_env( $psgi_env )

Receives the PSGI env hash-ref and creates McBain's standard env hash-ref from it.

generate_res( $env, $res )

Converts the result of an API method to JSON, and returns a standard PSGI response array-ref.

handle_exception( $err )

Formats exceptions into JSON and returns a standard PSGI array-ref.

CONFIGURATION AND ENVIRONMENT

No configuration files are required. To tell McBain to use this runner module, the MCBAIN_WITH environment variable must be set to WithPSGI. See the "SYNOPSIS" for an example.

DEPENDENCIES

McBain::WithPSGI depends on the following CPAN modules:

INCOMPATIBILITIES WITH OTHER MODULES

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-McBain-WithPSGI@rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=McBain-WithPSGI.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

        perldoc McBain::WithPSGI

You can also look for information at:

AUTHOR

Ido Perlmuter <ido@ido50.net>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright (c) 2013, Ido Perlmuter ido@ido50.net.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either version 5.8.1 or any later version. See perlartistic and perlgpl.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

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