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Serve the web

Tide is a minimal and pragmatic Rust web application framework built for rapid development. It comes with a robust set of features that make building async web applications and APIs easier and more fun.

Getting started

In order to build a web app in Rust you need an HTTP server, and an async runtime. After running cargo init add the following lines to your Cargo.toml file:

# Example, use the version numbers you need
tide = "0.17.0"
async-std = { version = "1.8.0", features = ["attributes"] }
serde = { version = "1.0", features = ["derive"] }


Create an HTTP server that receives a JSON body, validates it, and responds with a confirmation message.

use tide::Request;
use tide::prelude::*;

#[derive(Debug, Deserialize)]
struct Animal {
    name: String,
    legs: u16,

async fn main() -> tide::Result<()> {
    let mut app = tide::new();"/orders/shoes").post(order_shoes);

async fn order_shoes(mut req: Request<()>) -> tide::Result {
    let Animal { name, legs } = req.body_json().await?;
    Ok(format!("Hello, {}! I've put in an order for {} shoes", name, legs).into())
$ curl localhost:8080/orders/shoes -d '{ "name": "Chashu", "legs": 4 }'
Hello, Chashu! I've put in an order for 4 shoes
$ curl localhost:8080/orders/shoes -d '{ "name": "Mary Millipede", "legs": 750 }'
Hello, Mary Millipede! I've put in an order for 750 shoes

See more examples in the examples directory.

Tide's design:

Community Resources

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Listing here does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation from the tide team. Use at your own risk.


  • tide-rustls TLS for tide based on async-rustls
  • tide-acme HTTPS for tide with automatic certificates, via Let's Encrypt and ACME tls-alpn-01 challenges

Template engines





Session Stores

Example applications

  • dot dot vote
  • tide-example (sqlx + askama)
  • playground-tide-mongodb
  • tide-morth-example
  • broker (backend as a service)
  • tide-basic-crud (sqlx + tera)
  • tide-graphql-mongodb
    • Clean boilerplate for graphql services using tide, rhai, async-graphql, surf, graphql-client, handlebars-rust, jsonwebtoken, and mongodb.
    • Graphql Services: User register, Salt and hash a password with PBKDF2 , Sign in, JSON web token authentication, Change password, Profile Update, User's query & mutation, and Project's query & mutation.
    • Web Application: Client request, bring & parse GraphQL data, Render data to template engine(handlebars-rust), Define custom helper with Rhai scripting language.
  • surfer
    • The Blog built on Tide stack, generated from tide-graphql-mongodb.
    • Backend for graphql services using tide, async-graphql, jsonwebtoken, mongodb and so on.
    • Frontend for web application using tide, rhai, surf, graphql_client, handlebars-rust, cookie and so on.
  • tide-server-example


Want to join us? Check out our The "Contributing" section of the guide and take a look at some of these issues:


The Tide project adheres to the Contributor Covenant Code of Conduct. This describes the minimum behavior expected from all contributors.


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