Web Framework to choose

Marc Worrell <>
Tue Dec 1 17:08:49 CET 2009

Hello Johann,

As mentioned, the nice thing with Zotonic is that you get a complete CMS including an editorial interface.

It is also easy to extend, you can add any field to a resource (page), add categories or define completely separate data models.
Just take a look how the admin is extended by mod_admin_person or how mod_mailinglist adds its own data model for storing mailing list recipients.

Modules are implemented as gen_servers, which makes it straight forward to add polling, long lasting connections or other server functionality.

Best is to check the tip of the repository.  The 0.1.0 download is already old :-)

Kind regards,

Marc Worrell.

> From: Johann Höchtl <>
> Date: 1 december 2009 09:33:13 GMT+01:00
> To: 
> Subject: Web Framework to choose
> Hello!
> I am still a beginner at Erlang (but not FP in general). To get myself startet I plan to toy a bit around with the idea of automated data extraction from twitter and display statistics, etc. using an Erlang  web framework.
> I am uncertain which framework to choose. Those have come into the shortlist:
> * Nitrogen
> * Erlang-Web
> * Zotonic
> The last one looks promising, but I am uncertain if Zotonic is not to rigid in the sense of enforcing a certain style and I do not kow if it is 'dynamic' enough. For example other CMS systems I am aware of make it hard to add dynamic content beside that is provided.
> Regrads,
>  Johann

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