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        Server: Racket—Practical Web Development with the Racket HTTP Server

        Server: Racket—Practical Web Development with the Racket HTTP Server

        “If Lisp is so great, why isn't it more widely used in web development?”

        You’d love to make a site in Racket, the hottest Lisp out there. The Racket developers have built up a truly impressive system that’s a real pleasure to use.

        All the ingredients appear to be there:

        Built in web-server? Check.

        High-quality, thorough documentation? Check and check.

        A Lisp that feels like it comes from the future? Oh yeah.

        But there’s precious little guidance out there on how to make real-world web sites with the Racket web server.

        Sure, the official documentation contains a handful of simple examples. They’re a good start. But you’re not sure how to move from them to making a more complex site. There’s a big gap.

        Maybe you start to suspect that Racket’s HTTP server is just a fancy toy.

        Maybe you’ve even given up on the idea of hacking the web in Lisp.

        That would be a real shame, because the Racket web server—while fairly lean compared with other web frameworks out there—is powerful and flexible.

        And when you combine Racket’s HTTP server with the cutting-edge features of Racket, we’re talking about a system that web developers can drool over.

        Even if you’re new to the web, Racket’s direct approach gives you a delightful way to dip your toes in without getting bogged down in a bazillion different frameworks and dependencies.

        Enter Server: Racket

        Server: Racket is an ebook all about real-world web development with Racket. In this ebook, you will learn how to make real-world web sites using the built-in Racket HTTP server.

        We will build up a full-fledged site, step-by-step, and find out how to solve problems that the official documentation doesn’t talk about (not in detail, anyway, and not in any full-length tutorial).

        We’ll dig in to these web development topics and see how to deal with them in Racket.

        Part 1: HTTP à la Racket

        Working with HTTP requests and responses entirely within Racket: no external systems, and using only modules that come standard with Racket.

        • The servlet: In the beginning there was request?response?
        • Routes: URL-based dispatching
        • Error handling
        • Logging
        • Working with JSON data
        • HTML templates
        • Processing HTML forms
        • Handling AJAX requests
        • Cookies
        • Testing


        Part 2: Connecting with external systems

        Where we begin to connect to specialized systems running outside of Racket and use specialized packages that aren't included in a standard Racket installation.

        • Using a relational database (db, sql)
        • Session management (redis)
        • Environment variables (dotenv)
        • JSON Schema validation (argo)
        • Models (object-relational mapping) (racquel)
        • Sending HTTP requests (http)
        • Caching with memcached (memcached)
        • Database migrations with Phinx
        • Racket and Docker
        • A CRUD-style HTTP API
        • Deploying a Racket site behind a proxy server


        What's included

        The ebook is a a PDF, together with Racket starter code to help jump-start your Racket web adventures. The PDF has 171 pages.

        Sample chapter

        To get a sense of the book, here's chapter 1: In the beginning there was request? → response?.

        What others are saying

        Server: Racket was essential reading as I built my first e-commerce site from scratch with Racket. It’s a terrific, practical book with lots of useful ideas and examples.

        — Matthew Butterick, creator of Pollen and author of Beautiful Racket, Practical Typography, and Typography for Lawyers, talking about his Racket-powered site mbtype.com.

        About the author

        I’m Jesse Alama. I’ve been hacking Scheme and Lisp since 1996. And I love building web sites. I’m a full-stack developer by day. And by night, too. I write about these topics over at lisp.sh. I made the Argo  (JSON Schema validator), json-pointer (a notation for referring to JSON data), and uri-template (RFC 6570) Racket packages. I'm the author of the entry on the lambda calculus in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and have worked as a researcher in mathematics and computer science, primarily in automated theorem proving.

        In my view, Lisp has a lot of potential for shaping how we develop for the web. The flexibility and power of Lisp is well-suited to taking on the web’s thorny problems.

        I’m happy to share with you what I’ve learned so far about making web sites using Racket, a truly world-class Lisp.

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