[erlang-questions] Similarities between web programming and functional programming

Nilanjan Raychaudhuri <>
Wed Jun 16 04:47:20 CEST 2010

Thanks Steve, I read your articles regularly. I think webmachine is an good example of how build web applications in functional language.

Have you looked into http://www.waterken.com/dev/Web/Calculus/ ? I liked the idea of thinking resources in terms of closures.


On Jun 13, 2010, at 9:27 PM, Steve Vinoski wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM, Nilanjan Raychaudhuri
> <> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> As a newbie into functional programming I am curious to know how functional programming style fits into building web applications? And how it
>> compares to building web apps in Ruby or Java.
>> Any pointer to article/literature will be helpful.
> For a little over a year now I've write a bimonthly magazine column
> called "The Functional Web" for IEEE Internet Computing magazine
> (though I missed a couple issues due to workload). All issues can be
> found here:
> http://steve.vinoski.net/blog/internet-computing-columns/
> You might take a look at the introductory article for the column to
> see if it helps answer your question:
> http://steve.vinoski.net/pdf/IC-Welcome_to_the_Functional_Web.pdf
> --steve

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