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D Web Development

By : Kai Nacke
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D Web Development

By: Kai Nacke

Overview of this book

D is a programming language with C-like syntax and static typing. The vibe.d framework builds on powerful D concepts like template meta-programming and compile-time function execution to provide an easy-to-use environment for web applications. The combination of a feature-rich web programming framework with a language compiling to native code solves two common issues in web development today: it accelerates your development and it results in fast, native web applications. Learning the vibe.d framework before you start your application will help you to choose the right features to reach your goal. This book guides you through all aspects of web development with D and the vibe.d framework. Covering the popular operating systems today, this guide starts with the setup of your development system. From the first Hello World-style application you will move on to building static web pages with templates. The concise treatment of web forms will give you all the details about form handling and web security. Using the abstractions of the web framework you will learn how to easily validate user input. Next, you will add database access to your application, providing persistent storage for your data. Building on this foundation, you will expose your component and integrate other components via REST. Learning about the internals of vibe.d you will be able to use low-level techniques such as raw TCP access. The vibe.d concepts can also be used for GUI clients, which is the next topic that you will learn. vibe.d is supported by an active community, which adds new functionality. This comprehensive guide concludes with an overview of the most useful vibe.d extensions and where to find them. It also shows you how to integrate these extensions in your application. The concepts are always illustrated with source code, giving you an insight into how to apply them in your application.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
D Web Development
About the Author
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Using the Redis key-value store

Redis is the most commonly used key-value store. The vibe.d framework has built-in support for Redis that you can use to provide persistent storage for the note application. For more in-depth information about Redis, take a look at Instant Redis Persistence by Matt Palmer, Packt Publishing. You can find the book at

Installing Redis

The source code of Redis is available at After downloading and unpacking the source file, you can change over to the source directory and type the following command to build Redis on Unix-like operating systems:

$ make

Most Linux distributions offer a Redis package that you can use. Let's take a look at how you can install Redis on a few other operating systems:

  • On Ubuntu/Debian, type the following to install Redis:

    $ sudo apt-get install redis-server
  • On Fedora 21 or earlier, you can install Redis with the following:

    $ sudo...