Helium

General

Category
Free
Tag
REST
License
Apache License, Version 2.0
Registered
Jul 16, 2015
Favorites
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Link
https://github.com/stanfy/helium
See also
JsonRequester
api-controller
Wasp
rest2mobile
HttPizza

Additional

Language
Groovy
Version
v0.6.0 (May 29, 2015)
Created
Sep 21, 2013
Updated
Mar 13, 2018 (Retired)
Owner
Stanfy (stanfy)
Contributors
roman-mazur
tomxor
PaulTaykalo
Vandalko
lampapos
Nikolay Soroka (nolia)
Burbaka
evgenbakumenko
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MOVED

Support and development is moved to KEYPR/helium.

Helium

Helium is a DSL for REST API specifications and also a Java API for processing descriptions written in this language. The main goal of this project is to create a single source of truth about some REST API. Taking a spec as an input, Helium generates a lot of useful stuff that can be used to rapidly develop REST clients.

Specification Example

note "Twitter REST API example"

type "UserProfile" message {
  id long required
  screen_name 'string' required
  profile_image_url_https 'string' optional
}

service {
  name 'Twitter API'
  description 'Piece of Twitter API'
  version 1.1

  location "https://api.twitter.com/${version}"

  get "/users/show.json" spec {
    name 'Get user profile'
    description '''
      Returns a variety of information about the user specified by the required user_id
      or screen_name parameter. The author's most recent Tweet will be returned inline when possible.
    '''
    parameters {
      user_id long optional
      screen_name 'string' optional
      include_entities boolean optional
    }
    response "UserProfile"
  }
}

Documentation

The main idea is to keep the single source of truth about data structures and contracts used in interactions via your REST API.

After writing a Helium spec you'll get automatically generated tests for described API and will be able to generate useful source code. Generated tests validate received responses to match data structures described in the spec.

On our wiki you'll find information about

Currently we support JSON, when generate API tests, and Java, when generate source code.

Both tests and code generation are implemented via Java API provided by Helium for processing specs. This API allows you to access all the types, services, and methods described in specification.

You may use Helium Java API directly from your Java code or utilize our Gradle plugin to integrate Helium spec with your Gradle project.

You can find an Android project integration sample in this repository.

Java API Examples

// read from string
new Helium().from("service {name 'Example Service'}").processBy(new Handler() {
  public void process(Project p) {
    System.out.println(p.getServices());
  }
});

// read from file and generate POJOs
new Helium().from(new File("twitter.spec"))
  .processBy(new EntitiesGenerator(
      new File("/build/gen"),
      EntitiesGeneratorOptions.defaultOptions("com.example.twitter")
  ));

With Groovy :)

You can write the specification code directly in your client:

new Helium().from {
  service {
    name 'Example service'
  }
}.processBy({ Project p ->
  println p.services
} as Handler)

License

 Copyright 2013 Stanfy Corp.

 Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 You may obtain a copy of the License at

     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
 distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
 WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
 See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
 limitations under the License.