[erlang-questions] REST server

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Mar 8 21:01:28 CET 2016


Hi,

Where is yaws documentation relative to how to implement a REST API? I
can't see anything referring to that specifically, so I suppose it would
involve appmods?

best regards,
Vlad


On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 6:10 PM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 11:30 AM, Alex Alvarez <> wrote:
>
>> For REST, my initial recommendation is Yaws (http://yaws.hyber.org/), as
>> it's very easy to use and pretty solid solution, but the documentation for
>> it is simply terrible and I mean really, really terrible.  Hence, you
>> probably would have an easier time with Cowboy.
>>
>
> If you have suggestions for documentation improvements please let me know
> -- I'd like to know details of why you think the docs are "really, really
> terrible" given that I think they're pretty reasonable, and I know for a
> fact we keep them up to date. Pull requests are also welcomed.
>
> --steve
>
>
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Alex
>>
>>
>> On 03/08/2016 02:09 AM, zxq9 wrote:
>>
>> On Monday 07 March 2016 18:30:51 Mark Bucciarelli wrote:
>>
>> I'm curious to hear what do more experienced erlang'ers think of mochiweb?
>> That's where I ended up after googling and reading on my own.
>>
>> Its a toolkit from which you can build a server, but its not a server
>> in the way something like YAWS is. Quickest from zero to doing things
>> is probably YAWS or Cowboy.
>>
>> Most of my experience has been client-side things using mochi libs or
>> doing simplish web faces with YAWS for systems that have much richer
>> native clients already -- so my web experience in this regard is
>> (deliberately) limited.
>>
>> -Craig
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