[erlang-questions] [ANN] Cowboy 0.8.0
Tue Feb 12 18:36:12 CET 2013
Cowboy 0.8 has been released. Cowboy is a small, fast and modular HTTP,
REST and Websocket server.
The number of contributors who helped make this release considerably
increased. Cowboy is available thanks to the code contributions from 50
users, double from the last release where 25 contributed.
The number of users has also greatly increased. Cowboy is being used in
ad bidding, set-top boxes, live TV events, content streaming services,
and many more exciting areas.
This new version has many highlights. You can take a look at the
changelog for detailed information about the many changes.
Cowboy scalability has been greatly improved in this version. This has
been observed many times in production, including in the AdGear Tracker
project (http://ferd.ca/rtb-where-erlang-blooms.html) where updated
nodes were able to handle 2 times more requests compared to older nodes.
This improvement cannot be observed in "hello world" types of
benchmarks. An article will soon be published to explain the reasons for
Cowboy now features a brand new user guide. It is still a work in
progress, so please open a ticket on Github if something is missing or
Remaining work before 1.0 include REST improvements and SPDY support.
The rest of the API should now be very close to stable.
I am looking for a good writer who would like to co-author a Cowboy
book. The book will be accessible to people who don't know Erlang but
will also contain everything there is to know about Cowboy, making it
suitable for both beginners and experts. Contact me if you are interested.
I now take donations in addition to commercial support options, to allow
individual users to help the project stay alive and kicking.
Hope you enjoy it. As always, please send me as much feedback as
possible to help me improve things even more, preferrably through Github
tickets if it's related to code or documentation.
Thanks for reading.
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