Language Bindings for Erlang Again (Opinion)

ke han <>
Fri Jun 9 10:27:41 CEST 2006


I am working on just such a beast.  It is an MVC framework using yaws  
+ mnesia + records (w/ "common accessors inteface" ).  It is intended  
as an Ajax only framework leveraging dojotoolkit.   I have started  
over on this project 3 times now...  Even spent lots of time looking  
at Rails, Django, Seaside to see if creating an erlang MVC framework  
is worth my time.  Net result is think yes, an erlang based framework  
could be different enough in terms of footprint and scalability.
I should have a _very rough_ cut of things within a week.  It will be  
a small example of my ideas and hopefully enough feedback will come  
to know what to build next.
I'm not looking to make a living on doing this, but I need something  
for my projects and will open source what I create and see if we can  
as a group expand on it.  BTW, In terms of making a living on  
frameworks, I spent all of the 90s doing just that.  My company,  
patternWare, made enterprise level app frameworks in Smalltalk and  
Java.  Not a business model I want to be involved in anymore...better  
to open source everything ;-).
ke han


On Jun 8, 2006, at 3:02 AM, Claes Wikstrom wrote:

> Yariv Sadan wrote:
>> I seriously think Erlang could become quite popular if
>> - it had a solid web development framework that made common tasks  
>> easy
>> for PHP/Ruby/JSP developers who are "making the switch." (The bar
>> keeps getting higher, btw -- check out
>> http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/.)
>
> The time is more than ripe to build that now. Yaws + Mnesia
> + records + possibly some additional description "little language"
> would make an excellent starting point.
>
> Quite a bit of work though, (guesstimate: 3 hackers x 3 months)
> to get a first acceptable version in the air. It also requires
> lots of good documentation and packaging.
>
> Should be done - now.
>
> Actually, I think one could make a good living from this, build it,
> write a book, and sell consultancy on the toolkit only.
>
>
>> - Mnesia disc-only storage engine, dets, had the improvements
>> described here http://erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/ 
>> 200605/msg00042.html
>
> Should also be done - now.
>
> Not by me though, I'm - well, fully occupied - to say the least.
>
>
>
> /klacke
>
>
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