[erlang-questions] ANN: ezwebframe - an easy web framework

Benoit Chesneau <>
Thu Dec 13 11:35:23 CET 2012


On Thu, Dec 13, 2012 at 11:17 AM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:

> ezwebframe
> ==========
>
> https://github.com/joearms/ezwebframe
>
> Pronounced "Easy web frame."
>
> About
> =====
>
> Ezwebframe attempts to make web programming just a little bit easier.
>
> From Erlang point of view the browser *is* an Erlang process.
>
> Assume we have a web page populated with divs. For example:
>
>     <div id="a">
>       ...
>     </div>
>
>     <div id="b">
>       ...
>     </div>
>
> Erlang thinks the browser is a process. To fill div a with HTML an
> Erlang process evaluates the command:
>
>      Browser ! [{cmd, fill_div}, {id, a}, {txt, B}]
>
> Where B is a binary containing HTML.
>
> In the browser controls can be programmed to send messages to Erlang,
> for example, when we click on a button in the browser the Erlang
> process controlling the window will be sent a message which can be
> received with the statement:
>
>     receive
>        {Browser, {struct, [{clicked, ButtonName}]}} ->
>            ...
>     end
>
> All this is achieved using a thin JSON layer over websockets and
> with cowboy managing the websockets.
>
> Cheers
>
> /Joe
>
>
>
>
That's über cool. I really like the idea . I can see how you can distribute
easily the rendering with that.
- benoit
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