[erlang-questions] APB for APIs

Ulf Wiger <>
Fri Jan 4 15:07:42 CET 2008

2008/1/4, Bob Calco <>:
> Does anyone know of anyone working on the following APIs for Erlang:
> - An API to generate PDF files

Take a look at ErlGuten.


> - Alternatively, an API to generate LaTeX output that can be compiled using
> pdftex on the fly?
> - Flickr and Facebook integration

Don't know, although I do recall Facebook being mentioned on the erlyweb group


There is also this:

(but I know nothing about it).

> - Converting to/from cXML (www.cxml.org)

cXML is regular XML, right? So xmerl should be able to handle it just
fine, including DTD validation. Since cXML DTDs can be cached forever,
perhaps this could be done by xmerl eventually...?

Ulf W

> These are all needful things I expect to implement on a current project, but
> thought it wise to ask whether these particular wheels had already been
> invented.
> These are all things I know more or less how to do (or find already done) in
> C++, C#, Ruby and Java, but as I'm growing fonder daily of Erlang and pretty
> much convinced it's the right tool for a particular job I'm working on,
> which is fairly tight in the deadline department, but something over which I
> have total creative control.
> I am planning to use Yaws as the web server and Adobe Flex/AIR for the UI.
> The latter was inspired by the Flexible Rails book by Manning that is
> currently in early access. (Yes I'm a Rails convert.) Any experience anyone
> has doing that would also be helpful.
> >From this experience I hope to extend the OTP into the OWT (Open Web
> Toolkit), an Erlang equivalent to RoR.
> Incidentally if anyone is willing to help out, with pointers or code, on
> said APIs I may be in a position to help with some modest compensation
> beyond a hearty thank-you.
> Thanks in advance!
> - Bob
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