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Guzzle Commands

This library uses Guzzle and provides the foundations to create fully-featured web service clients by abstracting Guzzle HTTP requests and responses into higher-level commands and results. A middleware system, analogous to, but separate from, the one in the HTTP layer may be used to customize client behavior when preparing commands into requests and processing responses into results.


Key-value pair objects representing an operation of a web service. Commands have a name and a set of parameters.


Key-value pair objects representing the processed result of executing an operation of a web service.


This project can be installed using Composer:

composer require guzzlehttp/command

Service Clients

Service Clients are web service clients that implement the GuzzleHttp\Command\ServiceClientInterface and use an underlying Guzzle HTTP client (GuzzleHttp\ClientInterface) to communicate with the service. Service clients create and execute commands (GuzzleHttp\Command\CommandInterface), which encapsulate operations within the web service, including the operation name and parameters. This library provides a generic implementation of a service client: the GuzzleHttp\Command\ServiceClient class.

Instantiating a Service Client

The provided service client implementation (GuzzleHttp\Command\ServiceClient) can be instantiated by providing the following arguments:

  1. A fully-configured Guzzle HTTP client that will be used to perform the underlying HTTP requests. That is, an instance of an object implementing GuzzleHttp\ClientInterface such as new GuzzleHttp\Client().
  2. A callable that transforms a Command into a Request. The function should accept a GuzzleHttp\Command\CommandInterface object and return a Psr\Http\Message\RequestInterface object.
  3. A callable that transforms a Response into a Result. The function should accept a Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface object and optionally a Psr\Http\Message\RequestInterface object, and return a GuzzleHttp\Command\ResultInterface object.
  4. Optionally, a Guzzle HandlerStack (GuzzleHttp\HandlerStack), which can be used to add command-level middleware to the service client.

Below is an example configured to send and receive JSON payloads:

use GuzzleHttp\Command\CommandInterface;
use GuzzleHttp\Command\Result;
use GuzzleHttp\Command\ResultInterface;
use GuzzleHttp\Command\ServiceClient;
use GuzzleHttp\Psr7\Request;
use GuzzleHttp\UriTemplate\UriTemplate;
use GuzzleHttp\Utils;
use Psr\Http\Message\RequestInterface;
use Psr\Http\Message\ResponseInterface;

$client = new ServiceClient(
    new HttpClient(),
    function (CommandInterface $command): RequestInterface {
        return new Request(
            UriTemplate::expand('/{command}', ['command' => $command->getName()]),
            ['Accept' => 'application/json', 'Content-Type' => 'application/json'],
    function (ResponseInterface $response, RequestInterface $request): ResultInterface {
        return new Result(
            Utils::jsonDecode((string) $response->getBody(), true)

Executing Commands

Service clients create command objects using the getCommand() method.

$commandName = 'foo';
$arguments = ['baz' => 'bar'];
$command = $client->getCommand($commandName, $arguments);

After creating a command, you may execute the command using the execute() method of the client.

$result = $client->execute($command);

The result of executing a command will be an instance of an object implementing GuzzleHttp\Command\ResultInterface. Result objects are ArrayAccess-ible and contain the data parsed from HTTP response.

Service clients have magic methods that act as shortcuts to executing commands by name without having to create the Command object in a separate step before executing it.

$result = $client->foo(['baz' => 'bar']);

Asynchronous Commands

@TODO Add documentation

  • -Async suffix for client methods
  • Promises
// Create and execute an asynchronous command.
$command = $command = $client->getCommand('foo', ['baz' => 'bar']);
$promise = $client->executeAsync($command);

// Use asynchronous commands with magic methods.
$promise = $client->fooAsync(['baz' => 'bar']);

@TODO Add documentation

  • wait()-ing on promises.
$result = $promise->wait();

echo $result['fizz']; //> 'buzz'

Concurrent Requests

@TODO Add documentation

  • executeAll()
  • executeAllAsync().
  • Options (fulfilled, rejected, concurrency)

Middleware: Extending the Client

Middleware can be added to the service client or underlying HTTP client to implement additional behavior and customize the Command-to-Result and Request-to-Response lifecycles, respectively.


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Guzzle is made available under the MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.

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