[erlang-questions] [ANN] Cowboy 0.6.0
Wed May 23 15:15:20 CEST 2012
Long awaited Cowboy 0.6.0 is finally available.
Cowboy is a small, fast, modular HTTP server and socket acceptor pool.
The 0.6.0 version is the last to include the socket acceptor pool
directly in the project. Future versions will simply depend on the ranch
project which is the socket acceptor pool code split from Cowboy.
Many additions have been made, along with a few bugfixes. The test suite
has been completely reworked. There is still no user guides. Read more here:
Effort is ongoing to add user guides to both Ranch and Cowboy projects,
starting with Ranch. Examples will be added to both projects this summer.
Cowboy can be found at https://github.com/extend/cowboy
Next version will switch the acceptor code to Ranch. The dependence on
the erlang:decode_packet/3 BIF will be removed. Methods and header names
will be uniformized as binaries, there won't be a mix of atoms and
binary names anymore. Various changes will be made to REST to improve
its semantics with regards to full and partial updates. A new API to
generate dispatch tables easily will be added.
This version includes an experimental and entirely undocumented HTTP
client in cowboy_client. It uses binaries. We do not recommend using it
at this point. We hope to add transfer encodings and websocket support
in the next version and finally document it for 0.8.0.
As always I'm interested in any feedback you may have, good or bad. Feel
free to drop me a mail about the project!
If you need features added, please open a ticket and describe *what you
want to do with it*, chances are that you can already do it and you just
don't know it.
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