Hyper: HTTP/2 Client for Python

Release v0.7.0.

HTTP is changing under our feet. HTTP/1.1, our old friend, is being supplemented by the brand new HTTP/2 standard. HTTP/2 provides many benefits: improved speed, lower bandwidth usage, better connection management, and more.

hyper provides these benefits to your Python code. How? Like this:

from hyper import HTTPConnection

conn = HTTPConnection('http2bin.org:443')
conn.request('GET', '/get')
resp = conn.get_response()


Simple. hyper is written in 100% pure Python, which means no C extensions. For recent versions of Python (3.4 and onward, and 2.7.9 and onward) it’s entirely self-contained with no external dependencies.

hyper supports Python 3.4 and Python 2.7.9, and can speak HTTP/2 and HTTP/1.1.

Caveat Emptor!

Please be warned: hyper is in a very early alpha. You will encounter bugs when using it. In addition, there are very many rough edges. With that said, please try it out in your applications: I need your feedback to fix the bugs and file down the rough edges.

Get Stuck In

The quickstart documentation will help get you going with hyper.


Want to contribute? Awesome! This guide goes into detail about how to contribute, and provides guidelines for project contributions.