Latest 0.3.7
Homepage https://github.com/MaeseppTarvo/RESTAPI
License MIT
Platforms ios 9.3
Dependencies SwiftyJSON
Authors

Lightweight REST API communicator written in Swift, based on Foundation.
An easy tool to communicate with your server’s API in JSON format. Supports querys and valid JSON objects in the HTTP body.

Carthage compatible
Build Status

The framework supports GET, POST, PUT and DELETE requests for now.

Installation

Carthage

github "Gujci/RESTAPI"

This framework highly relies on [SwiftyJSON] (https://github.com/SwiftyJSON/SwiftyJSON), so it imports it.

Swift 2.2

for Swift 2.2 use the 0.2.2 tag. This version will not be supported.

github "Gujci/RESTAPI" "== 0.2.2"

CocoaPods

pod 'RESTAPI'

Examples

Simple request

By default you can perform a single request which returns a simple JSON response.

let testServerApi = API(withBaseUrl: "http://jsonplaceholder.typicode.com")
testServerApi.get("/posts") { (error, data) in
    //This data will be SwiftyJSON's Optional JSON type by default (data: JSON?)
}

Or if you want to, you can get a parsed response type with the same request.

Request with expected response type

First you have to implement your response type, which must comform to JSONParseable protocol.

struct ExampleResponse: JSONParseable {
    var body: String
    var id: Int
    var title: String
    var userId: Int

    init(withJSON data: JSON) {
        body = data["body"].stringValue
        id = data["id"].intValue
        title = data["title"].stringValue
        userId = data["userId"].intValue
    }
}

After implementing the response object, you have to set the type of the expected response data in the completion’s parameter list like this.

testServerApi.get("/posts") { (error, data: [ExampleResponse]?) in
    //This a swift array now, filled with ExampleResponse instances
}

In this case an array was expected as response, but simple types will work as well (like ExampleResponse?). It’s important that you mark your parameter as optional, otherwise you will get a compile time error.

Querying

Querying is simple like this:

testServerApi.get("/posts", query: ["userId" : "1"]) { (error, object: [ExampleResponse]?) in
    //...
}

Values in the query parameter dictionary must implement the Queryable protocol, String and Array types implement this by default.

Body parameters

testServerApi.post("/posts", data: ["body": "something","id": 1, "title": "Some title", "userId": 9]) { (error, object) in
    //...
}

Body parameters should comform to ValidJSONObject protocol. Array and Dictionary types implement this by default.

Authenticating requests

To authenticate a request, you have to set the authentication property of the API instance. For now this framework supports simple, access token based authentications in HTTP header and URL query. This is a simple example to show how to set up a HTTP header based authentication.

var accessToken: String?

var sessionAuthenticator: RequestAuthenticator {
    let auth = RequestAuthenticator()
    auth.tokenKey = "access_token"
    if let validToken = self.accessToken {
        auth.type = .HTTPHeader
        auth.accessToken = validToken
    }
    else {
        auth.type = .None
    }
    return auth
}
//...
    testServerApi.authentication = sessionAuthenticator
//...

TODO list

1.0

  • [x] Document the authentication
  • [x] Carthage support
  • [x] CocoaPods support
  • [ ] expand error types to almost full
  • [ ] make JSON and [JSON] comform to JSONParseable to reduce redundant code
  • [ ] Add more unit tests
  • [x] Travis

Latest podspec

{
    "name": "RESTAPI",
    "version": "0.3.7",
    "summary": "Lightweight REST API communicator written in Swift, based on Foundation.",
    "description": "Lightweight REST API communicator written in Swift, based on Foundation. An easy tool to communicate with your server's API in JSON format. Supports querys and valid JSON objects in the HTTP body. The framework supports GET, POST, PUT and DELETE requests for now.",
    "homepage": "https://github.com/MaeseppTarvo/RESTAPI",
    "license": {
        "type": "MIT",
        "file": "LICENSE"
    },
    "authors": {
        "Tarvo Mu00e4esepp": "[email protected]"
    },
    "source": {
        "git": "https://github.com/MaeseppTarvo/RESTAPI.git",
        "tag": "0.3.7"
    },
    "platforms": {
        "ios": "9.3"
    },
    "source_files": "RESTAPI/*.swift",
    "dependencies": {
        "SwiftyJSON": []
    },
    "pushed_with_swift_version": "3.0"
}

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