Perfect Empty Starter Project
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Perfect Empty Starter Project

This repository holds a blank Perfect project which can be cloned to serve as a starter for new work. It builds with Swift Package Manager and produces a stand-alone HTTP executable.

Compatibility with Swift

The master branch of this project currently compiles with Xcode 8.2 or the Swift 3.0.2 toolchain on Ubuntu.

Building & Running

The following will clone and build an empty starter project and launch the server on port 8080 and 8181.

git clone
cd PerfectTemplate
swift build

You should see the following output:

[INFO] Starting HTTP server localhost on
[INFO] Starting HTTP server localhost on

This means the servers are running and waiting for connections. Access http://localhost:8181/ to see the greeting. Hit control-c to terminate the server.

Starter Content

The template file contains a simple "hello, world!" request handler and shows how to serve static files, compress outgoing content and start up more than one server at a time.

import PerfectLib
import PerfectHTTP
import PerfectHTTPServer

// An example request handler.
// This 'handler' function can be referenced directly in the configuration below.
func handler(data: [String:Any]) throws -> RequestHandler {
    return {
        request, response in
        // Respond with a simple message.
        response.setHeader(.contentType, value: "text/html")
        response.appendBody(string: "<html><title>Hello, world!</title><body>Hello, world!</body></html>")
        // Ensure that response.completed() is called when your processing is done.

// Configuration data for two example servers.
// This example configuration shows how to launch one or more servers 
// using a configuration dictionary.

let port1 = 8080, port2 = 8181

let confData = [
    "servers": [
        // Configuration data for one server which:
        //  * Serves the hello world message at <host>:<port>/
        //  * Serves static files out of the "./webroot"
        //      directory (which must be located in the current working directory).
        //  * Performs content compression on outgoing data when appropriate.
                ["method":"get", "uri":"/", "handler":handler],
                ["method":"get", "uri":"/**", "handler":PerfectHTTPServer.HTTPHandler.staticFiles,
        // Configuration data for another server which:
        //  * Redirects all traffic back to the first server.
                ["method":"get", "uri":"/**", "handler":PerfectHTTPServer.HTTPHandler.redirect,

do {
    // Launch the servers based on the configuration data.
    try HTTPServer.launch(configurationData: confData)
} catch {
    fatalError("\(error)") // fatal error launching one of the servers


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Further Information

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