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. Allow filtering of services on metadata page by endpoint

    If you have many services, which you also want to provide via soap and other endpoint types and thus need multiple for each http verb. It would be great to be able to filter the metadata page based on endpoints (JSON, JSV, SOAP, Protobuf, etc.).
    Similare to the already provided filter function or via chechboxes to turn each endpoint on and off.

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  2. 9 votes
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  3. Async PostFileWithRequest

    Please add overload for PostFileWithRequest which is asynchronous in the same way SendAsync is implemented in ServiceClientBase - meaning an overload which accepts success/error Actions and the other which returns Task, or if both are not possible then just the latter.

    This is mainly because in Silverlight sync APIs are not "welcome" which means we have to 'manually' call this API in an async manner.

    Thanks!

    6 votes
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  5. Async CredentialsAuthProvider

    An AsyncCredentialsAuthProvider would allow us to authenticate users asynchronously (query a database, calculate hashes, etc). Right now when extending the CredentialsAuthProvider, we are limited to do everything synchronously in the TryAuthenticate method which can lead to thread starvation.

    13 votes
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  6. Add persistence support for Couchbase

    This shouldn't be too hard considering you seem to already support memcached..?

    20 votes
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  7. 1. HATEOAS (RDF/Semantic web support for entities), 2. ASP-Net Indentity Authentication Integration (http://www.asp.net/identity/)

    I've read somewhere where you don't see the need for hateoas support Demis, but I'd encourage you to revisit the subject... RDF semantic web is growing (ie RDFa), so at least support for applying sematic attributes to each object could be helpful (ie FOAF, Dublin Core, etc.)

    7 votes
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  8. Add async API's for caching

    Provide async overloads for caching API so async operations can construct the cache.

    More info:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/20505186/servicestack-v4-server-side-async

    38 votes
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  9. Alternative to WCF Duplex Communications

    I'd like to see an alternative to WCF Duplex Communications.

    This is somewhat related to http://servicestack.uservoice.com/forums/176786-feature-requests/suggestions/4458942-add-fast-tcp-endpoint (Add fast TCP endpoint), as the duplex comms should use the same connection.

    We use this for "playing nice" with firewalls (make connection out, poll in on same connection).

    16 votes
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  10. Enhanced Form Post Model Binding in Service Stack (like ASP.NET MVC)

    For example, in ASP.NET MVC if you have a list of Customer.Orders that you decide to render out on the page using a loop in a Razor View, you can use a naming convention for your html input "name" attribute so that when that form is posted to the server the form data will be properly deserialized/bound to your server Customer.Orders list.

    The convention:
    input name="Customer.Orders[0].Name"
    input name="Customer.Orders[1].Name"
    input name="Customer.Orders[2].Name"

    So, when this is posted to the server, ASP.NET MVC will create a Default Customer object and then create each Order and bind the Name value from the input and…

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  11. WADL Implementation

    Many serious architecture work on Restful+JSON and consumers are more and more asking for some WADL to industrialize their exchanges.
    This may be a main criteria to select a ServiceStack.
    So i suggest the WADL implementation directly on ServiceStack.

    35 votes
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  12. Configurable Webservices Host container

    Have a user configurable host container (maybe developed as an example) that would permit to upload "Servicestack components" and let the admin configure custom routes at runtime, giving a single place where to combine different webservices projects, configure authentication, caching and see performance graphs.

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  13. Better request and exception logging

    As it exists now, request logging only logs valid requests.
    Request Logging:

    It does not log the request if the request is denied for Endpoint Restriction.
    It does not log the request if the request is denied because a route could not be matched (say a parameter was missing, etc).
    It does not log valid requests that are 'in process' - ones that request has been received, but response not sent yet.

    Essentially I would like to see every request sent to the service to be logged in some fashion.

    As far as exceptions go, you have some pretty nice…

    31 votes
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  14. Allow Serialization/Deserialization of DTO objects through a Stream for returning unbounded results sets

    following the discussion on the related post (https://plus.google.com/102769881855401822960/posts/FjydVsKJWTT) it would be great to be able to return a result set of DTO objects in a stream (which could be deserialized as they arrived on the client to reduce latency). a custom IEnumerator/IEnumerable result type could be used to hide the specifics of deserializing the objects from the stream.

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  15. Add ServiceStack + SharePoint example

    Create a starter template showing how to use ServiceStack + SharePoint together.

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  16. Include XML documentation files in the NuGet releases

    It seems no XML documentation is shipped with NuGet packages. This makes discovery hard, for example with Intellisense in Visual Studio, and is a shame given that the documentation is already written.

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19719607/how-can-i-get-servicestacks-xml-documentation-to-show-in-visual-studio

    13 votes
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  17. Enhance ServiceStack Razor page lookup options

    I have a custom basic CMS I put together (work in progress) for some of my clients that allows developers to build CMS plugins that auto-install on application startup. The plugins can deploy both content pages and view pages (and use ServiceStack plugins and CMS plugin interfaces to configure, and add capabilities to the CMS at startup), similar to how NopCommerce and Orchard work.

    Currently, I have to rely on view pages to be unique, but I would like to be able to modify the lookup algorithm to take advantage of paths to the razor/markdown pages in the Views folder,…

    15 votes
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  18. Support webapi replacement and asp.net integration out of the box

    I know you have a better story for authentication, fresh, clean, no dependency, etc.
    I know you have a better story for authorization, fresh, clean, no dependency, etc.
    I know you have a better story for cache/session - fresh, clean, no dependency, not single threaded, etc.

    However, it can be difficult to replace all that to start with, so servicestack should ship with adapters to use asp.net authentication, authorization, cache/session out of the box

    See prior post.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/servicestack/asp.net/servicestack/w_t9l98v7Cw/kDUr54U5VnwJ

    5 votes
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  19. Add Distirbuted Configuration Management

    with distributed services, the configuration is stored on application configuration files, these are hard to maintain in sync and requires application restart to apply changes.

    the distributed configuration manager can take this issue down, and allow configuration changes at runtime on a single place.

    much like the Netflix Archaius library
    https://github.com/Netflix/archaius/wiki/Features

    3 votes
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  20. Service "Interceptor" would be a nice touch.

    In a similar but now discontinued Agatha RRSL service (source available on git), there's a "interceptor". It has constructor that allows IoC, BeforeHandling, AfterHandling, plus RequestContext that has access to both Request and Response object. You can register multiple interceptors at start up and they will wrap around each other, and around the default handler. Would be nice feature that allows true aspect programming in ServiceStack.

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