[erlang-questions] REST server

Jesper Louis Andersen <>
Wed Mar 9 00:56:46 CET 2016


And for the lazy:

https://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/pubs/dissertation/fielding_dissertation.pdf

It is definitely worth a read if you want to understand what he was trying
to do in the first place. We are getting there, albeit too slowly for it to
be fun.


On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:47 AM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:

>
>
> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 4:41 PM, Vlad Dumitrescu <>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:
>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>
>> Oh, yes, missed that... For the InfoQ article, I wouldn't have guessed
>> it's about REST and not "regular" usage.
>>
>
> I wrote it in 2008, 8 years after Roy Fielding wrote his thesis that
> defines REST. In the intervening ~16 years, REST has not changed, but the
> number of people who misuse the term and apply it incorrectly has grown
> tremendously. No web server can make your application RESTful. Some can
> help, sure, but if you want to write a system that's actually RESTful, as
> defined by Roy's thesis, then you need to read and understand that thesis.
> Even implementing Alan Dean's HTTP flowchart as Webmachine does isn't
> enough to make your application RESTful. There is no magic. My article
> simply shows how to use Yaws to help with organizing your code and show you
> how to get at the information you need to help make your application
> RESTful.
>
> --steve
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J.
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