Restify With ClojureScript

This is a follow-up post from previous Getting Started With ClojureScript For Node.js tutorial. This time showing how to get a restify service up & running. Example source code on github.

Setting up ClojureScript for running Node.js is the same as before. You can also see the README for details. Below is a demonstration of restify’s example echo server written in ClojureScript.


var restify = require('restify');

function respond(req, res, next) {
  res.send('hello ' +;

var server = restify.createServer();
server.get('/hello/:name', respond);
server.head('/hello/:name', respond);

server.listen(8080, function() {
  console.log('%s listening at %s',, server.url);

ClojureScript: src/cljs_node/core.cljs

(ns cljs-node.core
  (:require [cljs.nodejs :as node]))

(def restify (node/require "restify"))

(defn log [& args]
  (.log js/console (apply format args)))

(defn respond [req res next]
  (.send res (str "hello " req/params/name)))

(def server (.createServer restify))

  (.get server "/hello/:name" respond)
  (.head server "/hello/:name" respond))

(defn -main [& args]
  (.listen server 8080 #(log "%s listening at %s" (.-name server) (.-url server))))

(set! *main-cli-fn* -main)