[Haskell-cafe] Is Haskell a Good Choice for Web Applications?
jgbailey at gmail.com
Mon May 4 11:31:01 EDT 2009
Thanks for sharing your code and experience. Very interesting and a
good example of how to put the libraries together to build a real app.
On Mon, May 4, 2009 at 12:45 AM, Chris Forno <jekor at jekor.com> wrote:
> I decided to find out for myself. You can find the results at
> Included is the source code for the web application powering
> The source is roughly 2,000 lines of Haskell, along with some SQL and
> It demonstrates and explains how to:
> * use FastCGI to communicate with a web server (nginx in this case)
> * move data to and from a PostgreSQL database (HDBC)
> * authenticate users with cookies
> * collect data with HTML forms (formlets)
> * communicate with users via email
> * cache with memcached
> * implement a custom forums system (with threaded comments)
> I make no claims that the code is elegant or idiomatic. It is however
> real code that's running "in the wild". And I hope it's useful to anyone
> else considering doing web development in Haskell.
> I welcome and encourage your feedback!
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