Web handlers

Defining a web service :

This section covers how to create an end tag (REST API endpoint). Your endpoints can be stateful as well as stateless. If a request’s verb and path match a declared endpoint, the declared Go code will be ran.

Attributes of end tag :

  1. path - URL path of endpoint
  2. InnerXML - Go statements to be ran on endpoint execution.
  3. type - This specifies the request verb ie: POST,GET,PUT,DELETE, star (to disregard request verb), f ( to execute as middleware)
  4. id - Id of service. Used with open trace to find execution of service.

End tags are nested within <endpoints> in your GXML file.

The example below will declare a REST api endpoint called login. The tag defined will create endpoint : POST /index/api

           <end path="/index/api" type="POST" >
                // response sent to client will be {"Color":"#fff"}
                response = mResponse(Button{Color:"#fff"})

List of variables available to your endpoint’s Go code block :

response - String response of api. The value set here will be returned as the endpoint's response.

session - Current session (*sessions.Session from github.com/gorilla/sessions) of the request (if stateful endpoint). Use the session.Values (type map[string]interface{}) map to access and save data.

r - *http.Request

w - http.ResponseWriter

span - opentracing.Span - this variable is only available when you run your project in development mode (with command gos --run). Use this function to log data to the tracer : span.LogEvent(event string) 

Useful functions :

mResponse - will convert any Go interface/struct into a JSON string for output.