[Haskell-cafe] Re: new focus for Happstack

Michael Snoyman michael at snoyman.com
Thu Apr 1 11:21:35 EDT 2010

Lots of fun, thanks ;)

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 7:31 AM, Jeremy Shaw <jeremy at n-heptane.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've been thinking a lot recently about the direction and future of the
> Happstack project.
> These days we hear a lot about technologies to allow servers to push data,
> such as Comet, Ajax Push, Reverse Ajax, Two-way-web, HTTP Streaming, and
> HTTP server push among others. HTML 5 includes something called 'Web
> Sockets'. In short, it seems that the 'stateless' web model is a complete
> failure. People want sockets!
> Furthermore, the big sites of the day are 'social media' sites such as
> Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Four Square, etc.
> Well, it's clear to me where the industry is headed, and I think this is a
> great chance for Haskell to be the leader.
>   persistent connection + social web site == BBS
> That's right! The return of the BBS is upon us. So, without further ado, I
> would like to announce the happstack-bbs project:
> darcs get http://src.seereason.com/happstack-bbs/
> You can connect right now to the world's newest Haskell BBS. Simple open a
> terminal which supports ansi & utf-8, and  run:
> telnet hacketeria.com 2525
> Patches welcome (and sorely needed!)
>  - jeremy
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