[erlang-questions] Web Framework dilemma

Jesse Gumm <>
Thu May 26 22:46:08 CEST 2011

> I am trying nitrogen, it is very magic by the way, but it rocks a lot
> for its own simple design.

If you get stuck or run into any issues, be sure to hit up the
Nitrogen Mailing List/Google Group.


Happy Hacking!


> I will also read the archivced thread suggested!
> Thank you!
> On Thu, May 26, 2011 1:12 pm, Jesper Louis Andersen wrote:
>> On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:17, Giovanni Giorgi <> wrote:
>>> I'd like to try a web framework which follows the erlang-way-of-life,
>>> which can teach me the erlang programming model.
>>> What do you suggest to me?
>> I'd say start by picking the project constraints first and then decide
>> upon what framework/solution to use afterwards. Some frameworks are
>> built upon a Model-View-Controller design whereas others are more like
>> "Here, have an embedded web server. Now you are on your own". What
>> suits you is up to the problem you have. Do you intend to use
>> websockets? Do you intend to generate lots and lots of HTML5? Well
>> there be Javascript in the frontend? What kind of data do you want to
>> store?
>> Some solutions can probably not satisfy all your wants and desires,
>> which will limit the playing field.
>> Personally, I would try to make the project focus on the Erlang part
>> more than the Web part. The Erlang part is what you want to learn
>> after all. This also suggests that using a "raw" webserver will teach
>> you more about Erlang. Some frameworks lure you in with how easy they
>> are, but then again, you are not really programming the language as
>> much as the framework.
>> --
>> J.
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Jesse Gumm
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