[erlang-questions] Is erlang a web language?

Taavi Talvik <>
Wed Feb 11 19:27:46 CET 2009


On Feb 11, 2009, at 6:46 PM, Yang Zhang wrote:

> I saw eralng has its own webserver and distribute database. These
> looks quite good.
> But after I wrote some web programs, I found erlang even doesn't have
> a strong enough htmlentities or urlencode , urldecode function. What's
> the problem here?
> Isnot erlang a web language?

htmlentities, urlencode/decode are easy part. Supplied by
any erlang web frameworks.

It starts to be interesting there:

Web chatroom in 57 lines:
http://nitrogenproject.com/web/samples/comet2

Million connections:
http://www.metabrew.com/article/a-million-user-comet-application-with-mochiweb-part-1/

putting data into cloud:
http://couchdb.apache.org/
http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/

wikipedia on on fraction of hardware:
http://www.onscale.de/scalaris.html
http://www.onscale.de/Schuett_Google_Scalability.pdf

best regards,
taavi



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