scala client for the heroku platform api
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Asynchronous Scala Client for the Heroku Platform API.

This project aims to provide a complete, typesafe and well tested scala library for interacting with the heroku platform api.

The api module of this project provides the abstractions necessary for one to easily build a client using the http stack and json stack of one's choosing.

The spray-client module of this project provides a full client implementation based on spray-client and spray-json.

roll your own client

Plugging in one's own http client involves implementing the com.heroku.platform.api.Api trait, which contains 4 abstract methods. That implementation can then be used with the provided spray-json based SprayJsonBoilerplate, or with json serializers/deserialzers implemented with another json stack.

The json serializations/deserializations are driven by a granular set of implicits, so if you want to implement a client for a single operation on a single endpoint, you will only need to implement a single deserializer for the response, and a serializer for the request if it contains a body.

There are some examples of this in the examples directory.

the spray-jackson example shows using the spray http client with an implementation of the json serializers for Key operations based on jackson-scala

the finagle-spray example shows using a finagle https client implementation with the provided spray-json de/serializers

code generation

The heroku platform api is specified using json schema, and we take advantage of this to generate much of the boilerplate involved in the client code. Hand-coded abstractions are used as a basis for generating the code for each endpoint. The generated code is not checked in to the master branch, but is checked into the generated branch here for the models and here for the json boilerplate.

The code generators live in the boilerplate-generator project, and are driven by sbt.


This example shows the usage of the included client implementation based on spray-client and spray-json.

Create a simple sbt project by making a directory and placing the following in build.sbt in that directory

scalaVersion := "2.10.2"

libraryDependencies += "io.spray" %% "spray-json" % "1.2.5"

libraryDependencies += "com.heroku.platform.api" %% "spray-client" % "0.0.2-BETA"

then run sbt console

val apiKey = ...your api key...

//once your apiKey is set, you can cut and paste the rest

// bring in the base api
import com.heroku.platform.api._

// bring in the implicits for json serialization/deserialization
import com.heroku.platform.api.client.spray.SprayJsonBoilerplate._

// bring in the spray client
import com.heroku.platform.api.client.spray.SprayApi

// bring in akka (used by spray)

val system = ActorSystem("api")

implicit val ctx = system.dispatcher

// Low level api

val api = SprayApi(system)

// simple async api, throws exceptions when an error response is recieved

val simpleApi = SimpleApi(api, apiKey)

// synchronous api, uses SimpleApi under the hood, and wraps it in Await.
// Good for console usage.

val syncApi = SyncApi(api, apiKey)

val app = syncApi.execute(HerokuApp.Create())
println(s"created app ${} with syncApi")

simpleApi.execute(HerokuApp.Info( {
    appInfo:HerokuApp => println(s"got app info for ${} with simpleApi")

api.execute(HerokuApp.Info(, apiKey).map {
   case Left(Response(status, headers, ErrorResponse(id, msg))) => 
        println(s"failed to get app info: $id $msg")
   case Right(Response(status, headers, appInfo)) =>
        println(s"got app info with api: ${}, id is ${}")