Feature Requests

Feature, docs and use-case samples requests for ServiceStack. If you can, focus on the end-user benefit / use-case, rather than the technical details so we can focus on the end-goal and free us to work on how best to achieve it. Features can also include supporting content, e.g. a starter project on how to use ServiceStack with another product (e.g. SS + SharePoint).

  1. Upload Symbols for v4.0.48 To SymbolSource

    It looks like the symbols for the 4.0.48 didn't get uploaded to symbolsource.

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  2. Enable FluentAPI to add dynamically response type

    It's possible to add an overload in Fluent API to register also the response type together with the routing path?

    For example: Routes.Add(requestType,restPath,verbs,responseType).

    This can be useful when you can't use the IReturn Interface on DTO objects (for example inside UniversalApp PCL).

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  3. Allow customization of authentication route verbs

    It is currently possible to override the default authentication routes, but only the path can be set. It would be useful to be able to override the allowed verbs. I'd like to be able to prevent GET /auth/credentials, by limiting the endpoint to POSTs only. I've not been able to find any other ways of doing this.

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  4. 9 votes
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  5. TechEmpower.com Benchmarks

    ServiceStack does not look so good here, some are slow, others are failing entirely. I would be particularly interested in nginx and smart thread pool results being updated

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  6. Possible performance problem in MarkdownFormat plugin

    The MarkdownFormat plugin recursively searches all directories for *.md files during Registration (in the Register() method).

    We have some web applications, where we have thousands of (sub-)directories, e.g. in a data folder. This means, that the Register() method may take up to 60 seconds to scan for *.md files, thus slowing down the application startup.
    We have one customer who reported a startup-delay of several minutes.

    As far as I have seen (using ServiceStack 3.9.71), there is no way to restrict the folders being searched by the MarkdownFormat plugin.

    In our case, the workaround was to simply disable the Markdown-Feature…

    3 votes
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  7. Seperate Funq into it's own package

    I like using the funq ioc container. The original container doesn't have the auto resolve stuff, and seems to be abandoned (or finished*).

    It would be cool to use just the servicestack.ioc container in projects without bringing in the whole of servicestack.

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  8. Implement ideas and techniques from Jil for Json speed

    Jil currently holds the crown for the fastet .NET Json serializer. There are some incredible tips/tricks/techniques that Kevin uses to achieve these speeds. Maybe it's possible to backport some of these into Servicestack.Text to increase serialization speed?

    Latest benchmarks:
    http://t.co/oQzvtR9FmT

    Project:
    https://github.com/kevin-montrose/Jil

    7 votes
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  9. OWIN compatible ServiceStack

    With the OWIN specification being final, it seems like support is bound to happen sooner rather than later.

    I believe some effort was made a couple of year https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack.Owin).

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    Whilst this feature requested OWIN support, it really wanted better integration with the external ecosystem outside of ASP.NET Handlers.

    This is now resolved with .NET Core which has become the future Web Platform for .NET which as part of its design supports the integrations that OWIN was created to enable.

    We’re happy to announce that ServiceStack now supports running on .NET Core where it now can happily co-exist with external frameworks, e.g. you can host ServiceStack + MVC together in the same default route space without being forced to mount ServiceStack at a custom `/api` route.

    For more details on ServiceStack’s support and integration with .NET Core please checkout the full release notes: http://docs.servicestack.net/releases/v4.5.2.html


    As this feature request was quite contentious I want to leave my closing thoughts on our hesitance to support OWIN:

    With .NET Core it’s clear OWIN was the…

  10. Create Xamarin Components

    Create ServiceStack components for the Xamarin Component store.

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    Deciding against creating separate Xamarin components at this time – NuGet packages are more re-usable and easier to manage.

    You can add the NuGet Package Manager to Xamarin Studio to make it easier to install NuGet packages, see:
    http://barambani.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/add-nuget-package-manager-and-servicestack-to-xamarin-studio-projects-2/

    Whilst the PCL ServiceStack clients that support iOS and Android are being maintained on: https://github.com/ServiceStack/Hello

  11. Add fast TCP endpoint

    Add the most efficient remote endpoint for consuming ServiceStack services.

    Ideas: use https://github.com/nanomsg/nanomsg (by author and successor to ZeroMQ in C).

    Advantages: Abstracts IPC/TPC/InMemory for picking the most efficient transport. Can easily interoperate with other NanoMsg clients on other platforms. C is nice to embed than C++.
    Disadvantages: Still in Alpha, unclear when it will be stable/safe to use. Still native, requires effort to use 32/64 bit architectures and cross-platform on Mono.

    Alternative: Build endpoint on raw TCP sockets in C# using something like Redis wire protocol for efficient transfer of message payloads. Could imitate operation on redis-server for interoperability…

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    gRPC offers a number of efficient communication channels over a persistent multi-plexed HTTP/2 connection using compact/efficient protocol buffers which would superseed most of the value a custom TCP channel would offer now that ServiceStack gRPC has been released:
    https://docs.servicestack.net/grpc

    C# / F# / VB.NET Apps can also take advantage of our smart generic service clients to offer the simplest and richest development UX:
    https://docs.servicestack.net/grpc-generic

  12. Add Integration with node.js

    Improve integration with ServiceStack + node.js and add examples showing how to use ServiceStack as an efficient API back-end for a node.js-powered web application (as an alternative to MVC + ServiceStack).
    Node Proxy example already at:
    https://github.com/ServiceStack/ServiceStack.UseCases/tree/master/NodeStackProxy
    If it's more efficient and gets Linux/Mono support ServiceStack could integrate with: https://github.com/tjanczuk/edge

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  13. Add ServiceStack + Dart + WebComponents / Polymer.js example

    Add a starter template to make use of the next generation web framework by Google with Dart + WebComponents/Polymer.js https://www.dartlang.org/polymer-dart/

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