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REST resources for the Snap framework.

import Data.CaseInsensitive (CI)
import Snap.Snaplet.Rest

As an example, let's translate the following datatype into a resource.

data User = User { user :: Username, name :: String, age :: Int }
deriveJSON ''User

type Username = CI String

We need a type to represent changes to the resource. This 'partial' type indicates what properties to change: either the name, the age, or both.

data UserPart = UserPart { partName :: Maybe String, partAge :: Mabe Int }

This type also acts as a search mechanism: we can search by names, ages, or both. We can use either a username or a UserPart search to find users, and define a function to convert URL query string parameters to this search.

type UserId = Either Username UserPart

userIdFromParams :: Params -> Maybe UserId

Now we have the pieces required to define our CRUD behaviour.

createUser :: User -> AppHandler ()

readUser :: UserId -> AppHandler [User]

updateUser :: UserId -> UserPart -> AppHandler Bool

deleteUser :: UserId -> AppHandler Bool

Because we derived JSON instances, we can add JSON as a media format without having to define these manually. Once the behaviour is attached to the resource, it can be served in the handler.

serveUser :: AppHandler ()
serveUser = serveResource $ resource
    & addMedia jsonInstances
    & setCreate createUser
    & setRead readUser
    & setUpdate updateUser
    & setDelete deleteUser
    & setFromParams userIdFromParams