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README.md

train

Chainable HTTP client middleware. Borrowed from OkHttp.

Interceptors monitor outgoing requests, and incoming responses. Here's an interceptor that logs all requests made and responses received by the client.

import "github.com/f2prateek/train"

f := func(chain train.Chain) (*http.Response, error) {
  req := chain.Request()
  fmt.Println(httputil.DumpRequestOut(req, false))

  resp, err := chain.Proceed(req)
  fmt.Println(httputil.DumpRequestOut(req, false))

  return resp, err
})

transport := train.Transport(train.InterceptorFunc(f))
client := &http.Client{
  Transport: transport,
}

client.Get("https://golang.org")

// Output:
// GET / HTTP/1.1
// Host: 127.0.0.1:64598
//
// HTTP/1.1 200 OK
// Content-Length: 13
// Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
// Date: Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:49:28 GMT

Interceptors may modify requests and responses.

func Intercept(chain train.Chain) (*http.Response, error) {
  req := chain.Request()
  req.Header.Add("User-Agent", "Train Example")

  resp, err := chain.Proceed(req)
  resp.Header.Add("Cache-Control", "max-age=60")

  return resp, err
})

Or interceptors can simply short circuit the chain.

func Intercept(train.Chain) (*http.Response, error) {
  return cannedResponse, cannedError
})

Train chains interceptors so that they can be plugged into any http.Client. For example, this chain will transparently, retry requests for temporary errors, log requests/responses and increment some request/response stats.

import "github.com/f2prateek/log"
import "github.com/f2prateek/statsd"
import "github.com/f2prateek/hickson"
import "github.com/f2prateek/hickson/temporary"

errInterceptor := hickson.New(hickson.RetryMax(5, temporary.RetryErrors()))
logInterceptor := log.New(os.Stdout, log.Body)
statsInterceptor := statsd.New(statsdClient)

transport := train.Transport(errInterceptor, logInterceptor, statsInterceptor)
client := &http.Client{
  Transport: transport,
}

client.Get("https://golang.org")

Interceptors are consulted in the order they are provided. You'll need to decide what order you want your interceptors to be called in.

// This chain will:
// 1. Start monitoring errors.
// 2. Log the request.
// 3. Record stats about the request.
// 4. Do HTTP.
// 5. Record stats about the response.
// 6. Log the response.
// 7. Retry temporary errors, if any, and restart the chain at 2 in that case.
transport := train.Transport(errInterceptor, logInterceptor, statsInterceptor)

// This chain will:
// 1. Log the request.
// 2. Record stats about the request.
// 3. Do HTTP.
// 4. Retry temporary errors and return after all retries have been exhausted.
// 5. Record stats about the response.
// 6. Log the response.
transport := train.Transport(logInterceptor, statsInterceptor, errInterceptor)

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