Le Project

In order to keep your momentum going, we're proposing you the following project.

For your project, you have to implement a simple Peer-To-Peer File Sharing service that provides a REST API. Your service will keep a list of the files that he shares and their corresponding MD5 hash. A peer can ask the service to provide a chunk from a given file, the rationale being that it can ask different chunks of the same file from different peers in order to rebuild the original, thus maximizing the throughput. In a similar manner, your service can download files from other peers.

A simple example flow would be:

  1. Ask peers for their list of files
  2. Identify the file that you want to download
  3. Ask peers for chunks of the same file (must have the same MD5) and rebuild the file, writing it on disk
  4. Check that the downloaded file has the same MD5 as the source. If the file is corrupted notify the user

You are required to use the vibe.d framework, as this will make the development process sweet and simple. vibe.d provides a toolkit for doing asynchronous I/O in a familiar and natural procedural style. It combines the intuitive and efficient programming style of synchronous I/O with the scalability of asynchronous I/O.

Your service must provide the following capabilities:

  • Authenticates an user. Only a logged in user can trigger a download action
  • Sends a register request to a new peer
  • Sends a register response ACK when accepting a register request
  • Sends a request of the list of shared files to all the known peers
  • Provides a JSON with the list of shared files and their corresponding MD5 as an answer to a list request
  • Starts the download of a given file from as many peers as possible

Getting started with vibe.d

The easiest way to get started is to use the DUB package manager and let it handle the downloading and building of vibe.d and derived applications.

To initialize the skeleton of a simple app, run the following command from your projects directory:

cd /path/to/my/projects
dub init <project-name> -t vibe.d

This will create a new directory with the given name and creates the basic directory structure that is recommended for vibe.d projects. Running it will start up an HTTP server on port 8080, serving a simple plain-text page.

Your hierarchy should look like this:


The default app.d file has the following content

import vibe.vibe;
void main()
    auto settings = new HTTPServerSettings;
    settings.port = 8080;
    settings.bindAddresses = ["::1", ""];
    listenHTTP(settings, &hello);
    logInfo("Please open in your browser.");
void hello(HTTPServerRequest req, HTTPServerResponse res)
    res.writeBody("Hello, World!");

Once you have the project in place, simply run DUB from the project's root directory and it will get all dependencies, compile the application, and run it:

cd path/to/project
Performing "debug" build using dmd for x86_64.
vibe-d 0.7.26: target for configuration "libevent" is up to date.
vibedtest ~master: building configuration "application"...
To force a rebuild of up-to-date targets, run again with --force.
Running ./vibedtest
Listening for requests on http://::1:8080
Listening for requests on
Please open in your browser.

As the next step, you can go ahead and edit the source/app.d file. For a simple web application, the app.d file could look similar to this one:

import vibe.d;
void userInfo(HTTPServerRequest req, HTTPServerResponse res)
	auto username = req.params["user"];
	render!("userinfo.dt", username)(res);
void addUser(HTTPServerRequest req, HTTPServerResponse res)
	enforceHTTP("user" in req.form, HTTPStatus.badRequest, "Missing user field.");
	res.redirect("/users/" ~ req.form["user"]);
shared static this()
	auto router = new URLRouter;
	router.get("/users/:user", &userInfo);
	router.post("/adduser", &addUser);
	router.get("*", serveStaticFiles("./public/"));
	listenHTTP(new HTTPServerSettings, router);

An example of the html template userinfo.dt file could look something like this. Those files are called Diet templates. To get used to the syntax please read the docs.

doctype html
		title Example page
		p Hello user '#{username}'
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