[erlang-questions] GUI development with Erlang

Vance Shipley vances@REDACTED
Thu Dec 7 14:19:14 CET 2017

I'm very pleased with the approach we took in github.com/sigscale/ocs where
we implemented simple web components using Polymer <iron-ajax> over our
standard REST APIs. It's a really low impedance match if you have an "API
first" design.

On Dec 7, 2017 18:34, <arif@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been using wxErlang on some projects and I don't find it too
> hard. I make the GUI in separate processes and communicate with the
> application using regular erlang message passing.
> Using the wx_object, it is practically a breeze. It is like programming
> a gen_server. I even run the GUI processes supervised, to allow me to
> "let it crash".
> Also, you can use wxFormBuilder to do the layout and use the generated
> PHP or LUA code to figure out what you need to do in wxErlang. I suppose
> you could even write a parser to generate your erlang code from those.
> So I am curious. What is that you find so hard about it? And what makes
> it easier with C# or the like?
> Thanks
> Arif
> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2017 15:08:39 -0500
> From: "Alan Gingras" <alangingras@REDACTED>
> To: "'Alex S.'" <alex0player@REDACTED>
> Cc: 'Erlang' <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] GUI development with Erlang
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> Thanks Alex.  I had thought of that but was trying to make this a pure
> Erlang application.  This is most likely the approach I will end up
> taking unless I decide to pursue wxErlang, but that is probably a little
> unlikely.
> From: Alex S. [mailto:alex0player@REDACTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 03:08
> To: Alan Gingras <alangingras@REDACTED>
> Cc: Erlang <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
> Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] GUI development with Erlang
> For what it's worth, you can always implement your view and controller
> in something like C#/F#, and your model in Erlang, and hook them up via
> TCP. Alternatively, there was an Erlang-toF# compiler floating around I
> believe.
> 2017-12-03 22:43 GMT+03:00 Alan Gingras <alangingras@REDACTED
> <mailto:alangingras@REDACTED> >:
> Has anyone tried using Windows Forms (.net) with Erlang?  This would be
> in a similar fashion to way Python can use Windows Forms.  On Linux I
> believe this would be Mono
> (http://www.mono-project.com/docs/gui/winforms/).  Basically I think I?m
> looking for something similar to Python?s ?import? and C#?s ?using?
> features.  If no one has anything, any hints on how a feature like this
> might be implemented.
> Basically, I have been working on implementing genetic programming in
> Erlang and would like to provide a GUI front end.  The WxWidgets front
> end that comes with Erlang is difficult at best.  I?ve used several
> different GUI kits on *nix and Windows platforms but WxWidgets seems the
> most difficult for me.  So I?m trying to see what else is available.  I
> followed Joe Armstrong?s quest earlier this year and didn?t see where he
> came up with anything.
> Thanks.
> Alan
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