Drogon: C++14/17 based Yet Another C++ Web Framework



  • Use a non-blocking I/O network lib based on epoll (kqueue under MacOS/FreeBSD) to provide high-concurrency, high-performance network IO, please visit the benchmarks page for more details;

  • Provide a completely asynchronous programming mode;

  • Support Http1.0/1.1 (server side and client side);

  • Based on template, a simple reflection mechanism is implemented to completely decouple the main program framework, controllers and views.

  • Support cookies and built-in sessions;

  • Support back-end rendering, the controller generates the data to the view to generate the Html page. Views are described by CSP template files, C++ codes are embedded into Html pages through CSP tags. And the drogon command-line tool automatically generates the C++ code files for compilation;

  • Support view page dynamic loading (dynamic compilation and loading at runtime);

  • Provide a convenient and flexible routing solution from the path to the controller handler;

  • Support filter chains to facilitate the execution of unified logic (such as login verification, Http Method constraint verification, etc.) before handling HTTP requests;

  • Support https (based on OpenSSL);

  • Support WebSocket (server side and client side);

  • Support JSON format request and response, very friendly to the Restful API application development;

  • Support file download and upload;

  • Support gzip compression transmission;

  • Support pipelining;

  • Provide a lightweight command line tool, drogon_ctl, to simplify the creation of various classes in Drogon and the generation of view code;

  • Support non-blocking I/O based asynchronously reading and writing database (PostgreSQL and MySQL(MariaDB) database);

  • Support asynchronously reading and writing sqlite3 database based on thread pool;

  • Support ARM Architecture;

  • Provide a convenient lightweight ORM implementation that supports for regular object-to-database bidirectional mapping;

  • Support plugins which can be installed by the configuration file at load time;

  • Support AOP with build-in joinpoints.