[erlang-questions] Feedback Request: Nitrogen - A New Web Framework for Erlang

Oscar Hellström oscar@REDACTED
Fri Oct 24 09:49:46 CEST 2008


Rusty Klophaus wrote:
> "I want that to be Nitrogen!"
> Nice! So do I! Let's make it happen!
> "Well, yaws is not bad once you configure it, I suppose."
> I've heard from a few people that Yaws might not be the best choice.  
> Nitrogen is relatively loosely coupled to the underlying server, so I  
> would certainly be open to swapping it for something else. What do  
> you recommend?

I can't say I recommend it right now, but I (and Martin) have started
develop something we call gen_httpd where the goal is to provide a very
simple HTTP server interface rather than a web server. The motivation
behind this is that things such as frameworks, backends with HTTP
interfaces etc. usually don't need a web server per say, but only a HTTP
interface. Anyway, you can find some code at
http://code.hellstrom.st/hg.cgi/ I hope to add some documentation soonish :)

> Best,
> Rusty
> On Oct 16, 2008, at 10:12 AM, Joel Reymont wrote:
>> I'm using Yaws as the HTTP server, though as you can see from the  
>> demo, it doesn't actually hit any .yaws files, instead it goes  
>> straight to a module.
> Well, yaws is not bad once you configure it, I suppose.
>> You might be interested to know that we ended up talking about you  
>> and your blog for about 30 minutes at our first meeting, your open  
>> poker server,
> I'm flattered! I didn't know there's 30 minutes worth of discussion  
> in the subject :D.
>> and your passion for different languages. :)
> Speaking of which, I was nursing my Erlang wounds and sulking just  
> when your message came along. My spirits are much lifted after  
> watching the screencast!
> The reason for the sulking is that I just rewrote OpenPoker for the  
> third time and have no idea whether it will truly scale now. I'll  
> very soon find out.
> The lifting of spirits is because I plan to offer a hosted poker  
> solution and that needs a web front-end. I want that to be Nitrogen!
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