[erlang-questions] REST server

Steve Vinoski <>
Tue Mar 8 22:37:07 CET 2016


On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <> wrote:

> Re yaws docs: Could the contents of the article Karolis pointed to be
> included in the docs? Or at least a link to it...
> /Vlad
>

There are links to all known Yaws articles and books here:

http://yaws.hyber.org/articles.yaws

--steve


>
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:16 PM, Alex Alvarez <> wrote:
>
>> Note that I very much like Yaws.  I've been using it for a number of
>> years and I've never ran into any operational issues with it.  Thus, I'm
>> very thankful to Claes and all contributors to the project.  And yes, it's
>> very easy to complain while you don't do anything about it, but since I was
>> asked...  The issues dealing with documentation I've run into could be
>> summarized in Yaws having many great features available, but in many cases
>> the documentation doesn't go far enough explaining how to go about using
>> them.  That probably sums it up.  The website has bits and pieces for you
>> to figure out, which is fine if you have the time, but it's not exactly an
>> example of good documentation in 2016.  Your best overall bet is the manual
>> (yaws.pdf) that tries to be complete, but most explanations are simple and
>> limited.  Many chapters are simply made up of one page, which is not
>> exactly thorough.  I mean, take a look and judge for yourself.  I wish I
>> would have written this a few years ago when I was writing this web app, as
>> I would have had better examples of the issues I ran into.
>>
>>
>>
>> On 03/08/2016 12:10 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/>
>>> 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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