Finatra : Building Rest APIs Made Simple

Finatra : Building Rest APIs Made Simple

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Finatra is an open-source project by Twitter that can be used to build REST APIs in Scala programming language. Finatra is a framework for easily building API services on top of  Twitter-server, Finagle, and Twitter-util.

  1. Finagle: It provides the building blocks for most of the code we write on the JVM. It has long-served as our extensible, protocol-agnostic, highly-scalable RPC framework
  2. Twitter Server:It provides elegant integration with twitter flags for parameterizing external server configuration, an HTTP admin interface, tracing functionality, lifecycle management, and stats.
  3. Twitter-Util: A bunch of idiomatic, small, general purpose tools for Scala.

Finatra allows you to easily define a server and (in the case of an HTTP service) controllers — a service-like abstraction which define and handle endpoints of the server. You can also compose filters either per controller, per route in a controller, or across controllers.

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Author: Anmol Sarna

Anmol Sarna is a software consultant having more than 1.5 years of experience. He likes to explore new technologies and trends in the IT world. His hobbies include playing football, watching Hollywood movies and he also loves to travel and explore new places. Anmol is familiar with programming languages such as Java, Scala, C, C++, HTML and he is currently working on reactive technologies like Scala, Cassandra, Lagom, Akka, Spark and Kafka.

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