tapir, or Typed API descRiptions

With tapir you can describe HTTP API endpoints as immutable Scala values. Each endpoint can contain a number of input parameters, error-output parameters, and normal-output parameters. An endpoint specification can be interpreted as:

  • a server, given the “business logic”: a function, which computes output parameters based on input parameters. Currently supported:
  • a client, which is a function from input parameters to output parameters. Currently supported: sttp.
  • documentation. Currently supported: OpenAPI.

Tapir is licensed under Apache2, the source code is available of GitHub.

Code teaser

import tapir._
import tapir.json.circe._
import io.circe.generic.auto._

type Limit = Int
type AuthToken = String
case class BooksFromYear(genre: String, year: Int)
case class Book(title: String)

val booksListing: Endpoint[(BooksFromYear, Limit, AuthToken), String, List[Book], Nothing] = 
    .in(("books" / path[String]("genre") / path[Int]("year")).mapTo(BooksFromYear))
    .in(query[Limit]("limit").description("Maximum number of books to retrieve"))


import tapir.docs.openapi._
import tapir.openapi.circe.yaml._

val docs = booksListing.toOpenAPI("My Bookshop", "1.0")


import tapir.server.akkahttp._
import akka.http.scaladsl.server.Route
import scala.concurrent.Future

def bookListingLogic(bfy: BooksFromYear, 
                     limit: Limit,  
                     at: AuthToken): Future[Either[String, List[Book]]] =
  Future.successful(Right(List(Book("The Sorrows of Young Werther"))))
val booksListingRoute: Route = booksListing.toRoute(bookListingLogic _)


import tapir.client.sttp._
import com.softwaremill.sttp._

val booksListingRequest: Request[Either[String, List[Book]], Nothing] = booksListing
  .apply(BooksFromYear("SF", 2016), 20, "xyz-abc-123")

Also check out the runnable example which is a slight extension of the above.