[erlang-questions] Web Frameworks: which to choose?

Banibrata Dutta banibrata.dutta@REDACTED
Mon Apr 18 19:25:55 CEST 2011

Here's a well written comparison of some of the frameworks, which provides a
good starting point --
However, since Zotonic is in fairly active development, and so is
Chicagoboss, and I guess Nitrogen as well, not sure how current the
comparisons are.
Best is to go by the above comparison, and then confirm in the respective
community list, if some of the desired features are indeed not there in the
latest repos.

On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 10:39 PM, Loïc Hoguin <essen@REDACTED> wrote:

> On 04/18/2011 02:50 PM, erlang wrote:
> > For Erlang Web development:
> > - MochiWeb (very stable, for production):
> http://code.google.com/p/mochiweb/
> > - BeepBeep (based on MochiWeb): https://github.com/davebryson/beepbeep
> > - Nitrogen: http://nitrogenproject.com/
> > - ElangWeb: http://www.erlang-web.org/
> > - Misultin (speedy): http://code.google.com/p/misultin/
> > - Chicago Boss : http://www.chicagoboss.org/
> > - Cowboy (a newcomer, speedy): https://github.com/extend/cowboy
> To be clearer: mochiweb, misultin and cowboy are just servers and
> provide no framework (although cowboy will provide a REST interface later).
> Others are web frameworks and use an existing HTTP server, most often
> mochiweb but sometimes you can choose which underlying server you want
> to use. Nitrogen is probably the most used in the Erlang world.
> Yaws is part HTTP server part framework, going so far as to provide
> embedding erlang in html files a la php, optionally of course.
> There's been work on a bridge interface to seamlessly switch HTTP
> servers. Not sure which project is most up to date on that.
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