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Programming language: Haskell
License: MIT License
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Latest version: v0.0.8

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GitHub WebHook Handler

This package provides a generic implementation of a GitHub WebHook Handler, abstracted over the differences of various Haskell web frameworks (Snap, Yesod, Scotty etc).

You probably want to use one of the bindings for the web framework you're using. If no implementation exists yet you can write it yourself, see further below how to get started with that.

Existing Bindings

How to write your own binding

The main data structure is Handler m, which provides the runHandler function with configuration and framework-specific implementation of various functions which the handler needs.

The type parameter m is the monad which the handler uses. Almost each Haskell web framework has its own monad, for example snap has Snap, yesod has Handler etc. If in doubt, just use IO.

Construct a Handler m for your web framework and then call runHandler. That function attempts to handle the request. It will always invoke the action callback (hAction). It is up to you to send a proper response back to the GitHub server.

Note that runHandler doesn't catch any exceptions. It is up to you to ensure that those are caught and processed.

The snap binding can serve as an example.