[Haskell-cafe] new focus for Happstack

John A. De Goes john at n-brain.net
Thu Apr 1 11:24:54 EDT 2010

Although you are joking, I've said it before and I'll say it again: server-side web development is dead. Everything that can be pushed to the client will be. Which leaves the server mainly for low-level persistence, data analysis, and anything requiring security.

Static template-driven web frameworks are obsolete.



On Apr 1, 2010, at 8:31 AM, Jeremy Shaw 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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