[erlang-questions] APB for APIs

Roberto Saccon rsaccon@REDACTED
Fri Jan 4 15:05:03 CET 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 11:20 AM, Bob Calco <bobcalco@REDACTED> wrote:
> Does anyone know of anyone working on the following APIs for Erlang:
> - An API to generate PDF files

Generate from what ? If 2D vector drawing is an input  option, than
you could sightly extend http://erlycairo.googlecode.com for PDF

> - Alternatively, an API to generate LaTeX output that can be compiled using
> pdftex on the fly?
> - Flickr and Facebook integration

there exists an erlyweb facebook integration, use google to find it !

> - Converting to/from cXML (www.cxml.org)
> These are all needful things I expect to implement on a current project, but
> thought it wise to ask whether these particular wheels had already been
> invented.
> These are all things I know more or less how to do (or find already done) in
> C++, C#, Ruby and Java, but as I'm growing fonder daily of Erlang and pretty
> much convinced it's the right tool for a particular job I'm working on,
> which is fairly tight in the deadline department, but something over which I
> have total creative control.
> I am planning to use Yaws as the web server and Adobe Flex/AIR for the UI.
> The latter was inspired by the Flexible Rails book by Manning that is
> currently in early access. (Yes I'm a Rails convert.) Any experience anyone
> has doing that would also be helpful.
> >From this experience I hope to extend the OTP into the OWT (Open Web
> Toolkit), an Erlang equivalent to RoR.
> Incidentally if anyone is willing to help out, with pointers or code, on
> said APIs I may be in a position to help with some modest compensation
> beyond a hearty thank-you.
> Thanks in advance!
> - Bob
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Roberto Saccon

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