[erlang-questions] Ajax in Erlang, anyone?

Torbjorn Tornkvist tobbe@REDACTED
Fri Dec 28 13:06:19 CET 2007

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Cheers, Tobbe

Michele Sciabarra wrote:
> Thank you to all  for the overwhelming flood of informations about how 
> to do json in Erlang.
> Actually, I am exploring Erlang to build Ajax applications, and my 
> impressions are similar to those expressed in the lshift blog entry 
> regarding their Ajax jukebox:
>  >Erlang made a great platform for the server side of the application. 
> Its support for clean, simple concurrency let me design the >program in 
> a very natural way.
> I have not yet read the code for the jukebox application, that is the 
> only sample ajax application I have found, but I am planning to do.
> My feeling is that an ajax application can be very simple and elegant in 
> Erlang, just declaring the functions required, connect to the ajax 
> application following some conventions, and provide  data as tuples and 
> lists that can be converted to JSON in a very natural way.
> However,  the only simple ajax example I have found is the yaws json 
> example,  And it looked me very complex and innatural:
>     http://yaws.hyber.org/json_intro.yaws
> Has anyone had experiences and examples about ajax in erlang to share?
> For examples, which fondation javascript library do you feel is the best 
> to use? The example ajax jukebox uses Prototipe, but I was under the 
> impression that the  pythonic/functional nature of Mochikit could be 
> more appropriate for Erlang. However also jQuery has a functional nature...

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