[erlang-questions] How to build web chat in Erlang?

Jesse Gumm gumm@REDACTED
Wed Oct 8 18:19:05 CEST 2014

Hi Rainer,

Nitrogen has a pretty simple chat example:

(see the "View Source" link to see the code that makes that page work).
Changing that page to use multiple chat rooms is about 5-6 more lines of

Alternatively, you could look into Chicago Boss (go through the tutorial,
and the ways of building a chat system with it should become rather clear).

Anyway, good luck!

Jesse Gumm
Owner, Sigma Star Systems
414.940.4866 || sigma-star.com || @jessegumm
On Oct 8, 2014 10:35 AM, "Rainer Hansen" <rainer.hansen@REDACTED> wrote:

> I want to create a web chat solution in Erlang. First I want to build a
> prototype to demonstrate a web chat idea. Hence, the first solution does
> not need to be very sophisticated (only 1-to-1 chat) and will probably
> need to handle less than 300 simultaneous connections.
> For this demonstration purpose I have been scanning the web for possible
> open-source projects and tutorials to help me get started quickly. I
> have found a tutorial about creating a basic web chat application with
> Cowboy: https://github.com/hcs42/cowboy_tutorial_webchat
> and basically using a XMPP-JavaScript library (Strophe.im or
> Converse.js) together with ejabberd. I have not yet tested any of these
> approaches.
> I wonder if someone knows about alternative approaches, tutorials or
> open-source projects.
> Regards,
> Rainer
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