[erlang-questions] HTTP client for OAuth

John Doe <>
Thu Feb 25 10:25:21 CET 2016


If i remember right, most of the deps in hackney are for ssl (certs etc)
and idn domains support.

2016-02-24 22:01 GMT+03:00 Garrett Smith <>:

> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 10:49 AM Benoit Chesneau <>
> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 4:49 PM Garrett Smith <> wrote:
>>
>>> I'm taking time off from typing -module attributes to focus on my
>>> backlog of other important problems...
>>>
>>> I'm interfacing with various OAuth providers within an Erlang
>>> application and I need a simple HTTP client. I've poked around the
>>> ecosystem and have learned that HTTP clients are the new MySQL clients in
>>> terms of which-one-to-freakin-use.
>>>
>>> As I'm using this for user auth, memory and performance are
>>> considerations, though far behind stability and actual-workingness.
>>>
>>> (In the interest of the later, I'd traditionally wrap OS curl processes
>>> because curl is known to actually work, but that _might_ not be feasible as
>>> the application grows. Come to think of it, I'm going to start with a curl
>>> wrapper and iterate by measuring, so never mind.)
>>>
>>> I'd love to learn from the field experience of others. Is anyone really,
>>> really happy with the HTTP client he or she is using for semi-heavy loads
>>> like user auth?
>>>
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>> Well I would advise hackney of course :) The pool part is completely
>> optional  and it will be gone in the week release anyway. It's used as a
>> large scale in some companies handing millions of connections. It provides
>> you a REST client API, streaming (transparent or not) and so on.
>>
>
> I'll probably come around to this, but I was initially surprised by the
> four, or maybe it was five, even six additional apps that came along with
> hackney. Are you sure it isn't an HTTP _server_? :p
>
>
>>
>> If you want to do in a minimal way, I extracted the parser in a library:
>> https://github.com/benoitc/nplib/blob/master/src/nplib_http.erl
>>
>> and then uses it with gen_tcp.
>>
>> This is interesting - I'll take a look!
>
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