[erlang-questions] REST server

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Mar 7 20:45:03 CET 2016

Thanks for pointing out sumo_rest. It is indeed a bit more than I need (I
won't have any database backend in the conventional meaning), but looks
worth checking out in more detail.


On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 8:31 PM, Brujo Benavides <
> wrote:

> As its author, it’s my duty :P to recommend you to take a look at
> sumo_rest <https://github.com/inaka/sumo_rest> on github or our blog
> <http://inaka.net/blog/2016/01/04/canillita-your-first-erlang-web-server-V2/>
> .
> It might be more than what you need, but you can probably take advantage
> of the examples, individual libraries (like cowboy-trails and
> cowboy-swagger) or even the general architecture approach there.
> Cheers!
> On Mar 7, 2016, at 16:27, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:
> Hi!
> I am an almost complete noob regarding this, so please excuse me if I am
> asking questions with obvious answers.
> I have an application that I'd like to expose via a REST api. From what I
> could find quickly, in the Erlang world it looks like the main options are
> Webmachine and Cowboy.
> Does anyone have any advice on which one fits better my requirements, as
> below?
> - the server must be embeddable in another application, i.e. possible to
> start/stop without a release
> - it must be possible to configure it to use a dynamic port value
> (multiple independent servers may run on the same machine)
> - the REST API is delegating to an Erlang API, so ease of implementation
> would be nice :-)
> - if it is possible to run multiple servers on the same Erlang runtime,
> then it would be a big plus
> best regards,
> Vlad
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