What is the Snap Framework?
Snap is a simple web development framework for unix systems, written in the Haskell programming language.
Snap aims to be the de facto web toolkit for Haskell, on the basis of:
- High performance
- High design standards
- Simplicity and ease of use, even for Haskell beginners
- Excellent documentation
- Robustness and high test coverage
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What is the project's status?
Snap launched to the public in May, 2010. The 1.0 milestone was released in Auguest, 2016. The core framework contains:
- A fast HTTP server library.
- A sensible and clean monad for web programming.
- An HTML-based templating system for generating pages that allows you to bind Haskell functionality to tags without getting PHP-style tag soup all over your pants
- A high-level system called Snaplets for building modular web applications.
- Built-in snaplets for templating, session management, and authentication.
Snap runs on *nix platforms; it has been tested on Linux and Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Windows support was added more recently, but it is not as well-tested.
Carl Howells is a veteran of web app development in four different languages in his time at Janrain. He spends his free time trying to become good at video and board games he can't afford to devote the necessary time to.
Ozgun Ataman is a management consultant living in NYC. He holds a long running interest in web technologies, data mining, computational science and modeling. He uses Haskell at work to help companies make sound business decisions.
Chris Smith is a software developer and co-owner of the eLearning company Brindle Waye. He has been developing web applications for about ten years, and free software for about fifteen. He is also an amateur algebraist, doing research in ring theory.