[Haskell-cafe] Starting Haskell with a web application

Don Stewart dons at galois.com
Wed Mar 5 14:00:18 EST 2008

> Jonathan Gardner wrote:
> > Where do I get started in writing a web app with Haskell? I am looking
> > more for a framework like Pylons and less like Apache, if that helps.
> The closest we currently have to a web framework is Happs
> (http://happs.org/), but it uses the kitchen sink of advanced and
> unusual language extensions, which I think might be why it hasn't got
> all that much momentum.
> There's also WASH, but that has an even lower profile.  I couldn't tell
> you if it sees much use, or even builds with recent compilers.

Perhaps it is time for a haskell web apps wiki page, if there isn't one,
outlining the approaches, with a structure like:

    * HAppS
    * CGI
        - FastCGI

    * Database solutions
        - HDBC
        - Takusen

    * Templating
        - HStringTemplate

    * JSON rpc


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