[erlang-questions] [ANN] hackney 0.1

Zabrane Mickael <>
Tue Jul 17 19:31:08 CEST 2012


Perfect Benoit.

Good luck with Hackney,
Zabrane

On Jul 17, 2012, at 6:35 PM, Benoit Chesneau wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Zabrane Mickael <> wrote:
>> Thanks for sharing Hackney Benoit.
>> 
>>> Let me know what you think about it,
>> 
>> Just a simple question: what was your first motivation when you decided to start hackney?
>> There's a couple of well tested alternatives out there: ibrowse, lhttpc, httpc ... (and for sure, others less known)
>> 
>> Isn't it better to help to improve these well established alternatives first?
>> 
> 
> I have played the idea of writing an http client with a simple API and
> more support support of the possibilities offered by the HTTP
> (multipart, websockets, ...) since a long time.
> 
> As a developer of CouchDB and other things around I have a good
> experience of all the HTTP clients around. But I wanted something new:
> no hidden state (no message passing from a process somewhere),
> optional socket pool,  full binary parsing (it doesn't event use
> erlang:decode_packet/3), support for multipart in both way, sendfile
> API, restish, support for websockets & other coming protocols ...  .
> 
> So it's simpler to start a new one at this point.
> 
> - benoît





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