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

Yurii Rashkovskii <>
Fri Mar 11 19:01:39 CET 2011

Just in case, early but transport-complete version of socket.io server
for erlang is now available on GitHub:

We'll be adding more documentation and some nice features soon; but it
seems to be quite usable as is :)

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> 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-erlang
>> but 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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