New Column: Build Your Next Web App with Erlang

July 25th, 2009  |  Published in column, erlang, functional programming, web  |  3 Comments  |  Bookmark on

The latest “Functional Web” column is now available. It’s entitled “Build Your Next Web Application with Erlang,” (PDF) and my co-author this time was Dave Bryson of BeepBeep fame. Over the past year or two there’s been a sharp increase in development efforts in the Erlang web framework space, as a number of folks, ourselves included, have found that Erlang works really well for server-side web development. In this column Dave and I provide an introduction to a number of Erlang web frameworks and servers. Future columns will dig into some of these in much more detail.

My thanks to Dave for his efforts on this column; he was a sheer pleasure to work with. If Dave ever invites you to co-author something, whether it’s an article or some code, I recommend you take him up on his offer.

P.S. Sorry for the quiet blog lately — it’s just that I have a whole lot of work on my plate these days.


  1. ferd says:

    July 27th, 2009 at 11:33 am (#)

    That’s a nice overview of things.

    On a marginally related topic, do you know anything about ewgi ( usage within all the frameworks? It sounds like something that would definitely encourage new frameworks popping up all the time.

  2. steve says:

    July 27th, 2009 at 2:11 pm (#)

    @ferd: I don’t know much about it, other than having glanced through the official EWGI spec. There was a post in the yaws mailing list the other day asking whether we had plans to support it, but as far as I know we currently have no plans for that. We’re not opposed to it, mind you, but it’s new to us and we’d have to look into it more before making any decisions.

  3. Carlo Cabanilla says:

    July 28th, 2009 at 11:32 pm (#)

    Beepbeep is ewgi compliant: