The actionhero framework is one of the fastest ways to get started with a REST API - Routes, Versions, Testing and Translation tool are all included.
Actionhero's small footprint and stateful server options make it ideal for IOT applications where as much logic as possible is offloaded to the server.
Actionhero includes all the modern tools you need for a highly-available realtime applications. Actionhero can work in a cluster to handle all the clients you can throw at it.
Actionhero was built to serve the same APIs across multiple protocols. Do your games speak both HTTP and Websockets? Actionhero has got you covered.
With Actionhero, you create Actions which can respond to any type of connection. They process incoming parameters and offer a response to the client. Actionhero takes care of routing and responding to each connection type for you.
Background tasks are first-class in Actionhero. You can enqueue a task from anywhere in the application. Tasks can be recurring or single-run. The Actionhero task system is powered by Resque, so it is compatible with a number of other applications and frameworks.
Actionhero uses Redis to store and share data. With first-class cache functions, decentralized communications, and distributed workers, you can be sure that your application is able to scale from 1 worker on one server, to as big of a cluster as you need.
The Actionhero API makes is simple to create a traditional HTTP(S) API, but it also lets you easily extend your API to TCP and websocket clients (all included). Actionhero also easily lets you write your own servers to handle custom transports.
Actionhero ships with a robust router to make mapping HTTP requests to your actions a breeze.
Actionhero makes API-First development easy by enforcing a strict separation of views and application logic and removing barriers to API creation. Versioning your actions is simple and integrates well with Agile or XP team workflows.
The Actionhero API makes it simple to create a Actionhero (optionally) facilitates real-time communication not only from server-to-client, but also client-to-client! Actionhero's chat sub-system allows for streaming of both public and private messages between clients. Complete with middleware and extensions, you can create chat services, multi-player games, and more!
It is simple to deploy Actionhero with our included CLI tools. You can launch your server as a single instance or as part of a larger deployment cluster. Tools for 0-downtime deployments and robust monitoring and logging hooks make Actionhero a dream platform for your operations team.
Every server needs to serve files to its clients (even those that don't speak HTTP), and Actionhero is no exception. Configured to asynchronously stream file contents, Actionhero provides an robust file server which can live in parallel with your API, allowing for a fully featured server.
The Actionhero server is open source, under the Apache-2 license
Actionhero runs on Linux, OS X, and Windows
You always have access to the Actionhero team via Slack and Github
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