[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hypothetical Haskell job in New York

Manlio Perillo manlio_perillo at libero.it
Thu Jan 8 15:46:36 EST 2009

Don Stewart ha scritto:
> manlio_perillo:
>> Tony Hannan ha scritto:
>>> Let me give you more information about this hypothetical job posting. 
>>> Our company is a startup CDN 
>>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Delivery_Network) about 3 years 
>>> old and doing well. You would hythothetically be one of 7 programmer who 
>>> write all the software involved in a CDN including http server, dns 
>>> server, monitoring, load balancing, customer and operator user 
>>> interface, etc. The pay depends on experience but is good.
>> Isn't it better to use Erlang for the http and dns server ?
>> I don't really like the syntax, but you have many things already 
>> implemented.
>> Unfortunately Haskell is not yet ready for this task.
>> http://eddie.sourceforge.net/what.html
>> http://yaws.hyber.org/
> Umm... http and dns? You're kidding right? Half of hackage.haskell.org
> is devoted to networking tasks.

I'm speaking about servers, not clients.

How much of pure Haskell internet servers are used in a production 
environment, in the "open internet" (and not in restricted LANs)?

How much traffic they handle?
How hard are to maintain/update/develope/?

Personally, I only know http://hpaste.org/, based on
Server: HAppS/0.8.4

And about HAppS, I'm not an Haskell expert, but reading the source I see 
that static files are server (in the HTTP server) using 
Data.ByteString.Lazy's hGetContents

Is this ok?

> -- Don

Manlio Perillo

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