[erlang-questions] REST server

Steve Vinoski <>
Mon Mar 7 20:47:49 CET 2016


On Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 2:27 PM, 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.
>

And Yaws. See http://yaws.hyber.org/ .


> 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
>

Yaws can do all this and more.

--steve
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