The highly productive Julia web framework


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The highly productive Julia web framework

Genie is a full-stack MVC web framework that provides a streamlined and efficient workflow for developing modern web applications. It builds on Julia's strengths (high-level, high-performance, dynamic, JIT compiled), exposing a rich API and a powerful toolset for productive web development.

Current status

Genie is undergoing massive refactoring to fully support Julia v0.7/1.0 and move onto the HTTP stack. Expect that things will break oftenly before being stable.

Quick start

In a Julia session clone Genie and its dependencies:

julia> Pkg.clone("https://github.com/essenciary/Genie.jl")

Bring it into scope:

julia> using Genie

Create a new app:

julia> Genie.REPL.new_app("your_cool_new_app")

info: Done! New app created at /path/to/your_cool_new_app

Genie will automatically load the new app into the REPL and start an interactive genie> session.

Edit /path/to/your_cool_new_app/config/routes.jl and append:

route("/hello") do
  "Hello - Welcome to Genie!"

Start the web server:

genie> AppServer.startup()
Listening on

Visit http://localhost:8000/hello for a warm welcome!

At any time, from the command line you can start a Genie interactive session by using

MacOS / Linux / *nix
$> bin/repl

Or you can use

$> bin/server

to start the app in non-interactive mode.


On Windows, repl.bat and server.bat are provided inside the bin/ folder. Just double click them to start an interactive REPL session or a server session, respectively.

Juno / Jupyter / other Julia environment
using Genie


Next steps

If you want to learn more about Genie you can


  • Genie uses a multitude of packages that have been contributed by so many incredible developers.
  • The amazing Genie logo was designed by my friend Alvaro Casanova (www.yeahstyledg.com).
  • Built with the help and support of many amazing developers at the julia-users group.

Thank you all!

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