Middlewares

aah framework provides a way to create user-defined Middleware for your application very similar to Go lang standard middleware.

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Writing Middleware

To create your own custom middleware, just comply to aah.MiddlewareFunc. Once you created the middleware function.

You can add your middleware into aah in three ways-

  • Using standard func init()
  • Using OnInit event
  • Using OnStart event
func myCustomMiddleware1(ctx *Context, m *Middleware) {
  // do your logic before calling next middleware

  // continue the chain
  m.Next(ctx)

  // do your logic after the continues of middleware chain
}

func myCustomMiddleware2(ctx *Context, m *Middleware) {
  // do your logic before calling next middleware

  // continue the chain
  m.Next(ctx)

  // do your logic after the continues of middleware chain
}

// Adding a Middleware into aah
func init() {
  // executed in the order of middleware added
  aah.Middlewares(myCustomMiddleware1, myCustomMiddleware2)

  // OR
  aah.OnStart(func(e *aah.Event) {
    aah.Middlewares(myCustomMiddleware1, myCustomMiddleware2)
  })
}

Abort the Middleware Flow

You can abort the middleware flow in two ways.

Way One

func customMiddleware(ctx *Context, m *Middleware) {
  // do your logic before and have control flag to
  // whether to call next middleware or not
  goodToProceed := false

  // continue the chain
  if goodToProceed {
    m.Next(ctx)
  }
}

Way Two

func customMiddleware(ctx *Context, m *Middleware) {
  // do your complex application logic and conditions
  // ...
  ctx.Abort()
  // ...


  // Even though `Next(..)` method is called, framework won't proceed further
  // because `Abort()` have been called before
  m.Next(ctx)
}

Bring Go lang native middleware into aah

aah framework expands the possibilities via reuse/existing middlewares.

// sample
func printURL(w http.ResponseWriter, r *http.Request) {
  fmt.Println("URL:", r.URL.Path)
}

aah.Middlewares(aah.ToMiddleware(printURL))

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