New Column on Webmachine

March 15th, 2010  |  Published in column, erlang, functional programming, HTTP, REST, web  |  3 Comments  |  Bookmark on

“The Functional Web” column is finally back, this time with a column about Webmachine co-authored with Justin Sheehy. The column title is Developing RESTful Web Services with Webmachine, and you can follow that link to retrieve the PDF.

Webmachine is a highly innovative web application framework, and it can teach you a great deal about the specifics of HTTP and the details of REST. It’s also written in Erlang, which continues to be my favorite programming language of all time because of its incredible practicality, utility, and elegance.

My column hiatus was due to extreme startup workload, which for better or worse is showing no sign of letting up anytime soon. But it’s nice to get the column back on track for the March/April Internet Computing issue, and one of my goals is to avoid missing any more issues this year. Many thanks to Justin for his contribution to this issue of the column.


  1. Ian Wilkinson says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 6:26 am (#)

    Hi Steve,

    Your article has the application being generated with…


    rather than…


    And agree, Webmachine is very sweet for fashioning web applications.


  2. steve says:

    March 15th, 2010 at 10:06 am (#)

    @Ian: thanks very much for catching that — not sure how Justin and I missed it.

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