A liberator resource is a ring handler and adheres to the ring contract. However, as a developer you will not work with the ring interface, but instead provide functions for decision points, actions and handlers.
A resource is created using the functions
returns a function that is a ring handler. You can also use the
defresource macro which binds the function to a var.
The resource takes a sequence of keys and values. The values are
functions that accept a single parameter, the
values that will be treated like a constant function.
You can optionally pass a map as the first argument to a resource definition. The values in the map are used when no other value is specified for a key:
Routing libraries like compojure support the extraction and binding of request parameters from the URL. This frees the developer from extracting the parameters from the request in the resource functions and typically enhances the code legibility.
With liberator you can use
resource and simply close over the
parameter, however, liberator simplifies this with parameterized resources.