[erlang-questions] Erlang based Web Stack

Kannan <>
Tue Apr 10 10:32:44 CEST 2012


Dear Dave,

That sounds interesting. Currently we are doing a comprehensive research on
the open source tools available that cater to our transcoding needs. I will
revert to you once it is done.

Kind Regards,
Kannan.


On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 5:59 PM, David Goehrig <> wrote:

> OTP doesn't have built in support for multimedia. The company I work for
> does have an advanced editing suite written in Erlang + C.  If you are
> willing to write NIF code reusing most existing C code is a matter of doing
> a few bindings.
>
> Dave
>
> -=-=-  -=-=-
>
> On Apr 5, 2012, at 3:17 AM, Kannan <> wrote:
>
> Thanks guys, that is a lot of input.
>
> How is the support of OTP for multimedia content manipulation, transcoding
> etc? Or you advice to do it at the C level and communicate it to Erlang?
>
> Also, if someone has already invented the wheel of how good Erlang is
> compared to PHP, please share it with us.
>
> We would like to have a mega site purely on Erlang and C.
>
> Thank you.
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 10:21 PM, Tristan Sloughter <
> > wrote:
>
>> My suggestion is Webmachine or Cowboy speaking only JSON with a heavy
>> Javascript frontend, like Backbone.js, Spine.js or my favorite Batman.js
>>
>> This provides a lot of advantages, especially if you have people on the
>> frontend who know html/css/javascript but don't want to deal with Erlang.
>> Now they simply have a RESTful API to deal with and can develop on ahead
>> using fixtures or a basic backend in any quick tool that can build REST
>> apps like Sinatra or Node.js returning stock responses. Plus, you then are
>> already ready to develop other interfaces besides a web frontend for you
>> backend with no changes.
>>
>> And while I've fallen behind on keeping it going, I'm creating apps for
>> using with Webmachine to make things faster when you know you are just
>> dealing with JSON->Erlang  https://github.com/tsloughter/maru
>>
>> Tristan
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 4:56 AM, Zabrane Mickael <>wrote:
>>
>>> http://lenary.co.uk/erlang/2011/08/erlang-web-libraries/
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Zabrane
>>>
>>>
>>> On Apr 4, 2012, at 1:46 PM, Roberto Aloi wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Marc,
>>>
>>> That comparison is behind regarding Zotonic.
>>>
>>> And I guess also regarding the other projects, as the last update was 5
>>> months ago.
>>>
>>>
>>> True. I couldn't find any other so-detailed comparison, thought. It
>>> would probably be worth to update that page with the latest changes in
>>> the other frameworks.
>>>
>>> And it is more a comparison of the features of Chicago Boss to the
>>> others, not the other way around.
>>>
>>> Some extra categories could be considered.
>>>
>>>
>>> Well, that page belongs to the Chicago Boss project, so no big
>>> surprise about that. It's good that you made that point clear, though.
>>>
>>> But then, no comparison is ever complete.
>>>
>>>
>>> I guess we should have a third-party one. Suggestion for a talk at the
>>> next Erlang Factory? ;)
>>>
>>> --
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