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Pistache is a modern and elegant HTTP and REST framework for C++.

It is entirely written in pure-C++11 and provides a clear and pleasant API

Full documentation is located at http://pistache.io.


Pistache is an open-source project and will always stay open-source. Contributors are welcome!

Pistache was created by Mathieu Stefani, who can be reached via cpplang Slack channel. Drop a private message to @octal and he will invite you to the channel dedicated to Pistache.

For those that prefer IRC over Slack, the rag-tag crew of maintainers are on #pistache on freenode.

Hope to see you there !

To Build:

To download the latest available release, clone the repository over github.

git clone https://github.com/oktal/pistache.git

Then, init the submodules:

git submodule update --init

Now, compile the sources:

cd pistache
mkdir build
cd build
cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release ..
sudo make install

If you want the examples built, then change change the cmake above to:

cmake -G "Unix Makefiles" -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DPISTACHE_BUILD_EXAMPLES=true ..

After running the above, you can then cd into the build/examples directory and run make.

Optionally, you can also build and run the tests (tests require the examples):

make test

Be patient, async_test can take some time before completing.

And that's it, now you can start playing with your newly installed Pistache framework.


Hello World (server)

#include <pistache/endpoint.h>

using namespace Pistache;

struct HelloHandler : public Http::Handler {

    void onRequest(const Http::Request& request, Http::ResponseWriter writer) {
        writer.send(Http::Code::Ok, "Hello, World!");

int main() {