[erlang-questions] Two beautiful programs - or web programming made easy

Joe Armstrong <>
Wed Feb 16 09:36:02 CET 2011


Sounds like a good idea - I didn't know about socket.io. I'll add it to my
"look-at-this-when-you-get-time"
list - thanks for the tip

/Joe


On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:00 AM, Yurii Rashkovskii <> wrote:

> Wow, what a thread :) I just had a thought — wouldn't it be more productive
> to do something like, for example, a port of socket.io (http://socket.io/)
> server to Erlang? (with misultin/mochiweb/yaws/.. supported) This way we can
> get WebSockets API pretty much regardless of the browser in question; it can
> also
> help luring some JS developers into Erlang since they'll be able to reuse
> their frontends for their Node.js services that don't scale.
>
> Basically, socket.io gives you that WebSocket API but fallbacks through a
> number of other methods until it finds one that works with a visitor's
> browser.
>
> I started some bits of it at https://github.com/yrashk/socket.io-erlangbut I am ultimately not able to keep up with all projects I am interested.
> So if anybody is interested, please let me know.
>
>
>
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