New Column: Wriaki

January 10th, 2012  |  Published in column, erlang, functional programming, HTTP, REST, web  |  Bookmark on Pinboard.in

For the “Functional Web” column in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Internet Computing, I wrote about Wriaki, an Erlang sample application my Basho colleague Bryan Fink wrote that implements a wiki on top of Webmachine and Riak. Wriaki is a nice, clean, and easy to understand example of how to write Webmachine applications. Here’s the PDF.

New Column: ClojureScript

November 5th, 2011  |  Published in clojure, clojurescript, column, functional programming, javascript, languages, web  |  Bookmark on Pinboard.in

In the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Internet Computing, “Functional Web” guest columnist Mark McGranaghan of Heroku gives us a really well-written article introducing the ClojureScript language and its Google Closure substrate. With a number of examples, he shows us how to use ClojureScript in dynamic client-side Web applications, and he also explains ClojureScript’s unique approach to JavaScript compilation.

[Update: I forgot to include a link to the actual article. Oops! Find it here. Thanks for letting me know, Stefan!]

As always, all feedback on this or any other “Functional Web” column is welcomed.

BTW if you enjoy the “Functional Web” column, be sure to attend the Functional Web track I’m running at QCon San Francisco coming up in mid-November. It’ll be fun and informative.

Extended “Programmatic Web Interfaces” Submission Deadline

October 28th, 2011  |  Published in call for papers, HTTP, REST, services, web  |  Bookmark on Pinboard.in

A number of folks planning to submit to our call for papers for “Programmatic Interfaces for Web Applications” requested an extension on the submission deadline, so we’ve decided to do just that, extending the deadline by a week from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8. We’re already expecting a pretty good number of submissions, and hopefully the extra week will allow for more submissions and submissions of extra high quality. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

New Column: Scala Web Frameworks

September 20th, 2011  |  Published in column, framework, functional programming, HTTP, scala, web  |  Bookmark on Pinboard.in

For the Sep/Oct 2011 issue of Internet Computing, I am very fortunate to have Dean Wampler as a guest columnist. Dean put together a great column on Scala web frameworks (PDF) in which he looks beyond the venerable Lift and takes a peek into Play, Scalatra, and Finagle.

CfP: Programmatic Interfaces for Web Applications

August 11th, 2011  |  Published in call for papers, design, REST, web  |  Bookmark on Pinboard.in

Tomas Vitvar, Cesare Pautasso, and I are co-editing an IEEE Internet Computing special issue on “Programmatic Interfaces for Web Applications.” See the full call for papers for details, but if you’re working on or have developed an app-to-app interface for your web application that you think is exemplary, please consider submitting an article about it. Submissions are due Nov. 1, but by Oct. 15 please email us a brief description of what you plan to submit.