[Haskell-cafe] Web application framework comparison?

Christopher Done chrisdone at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 28 06:46:36 EDT 2010

Hmm. Maybe we should sort this out. It's incomplete. The Web category
is sporadic: http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Category:Web

Supposing we made a Web/Foo namespace and got some proper hierarchy.
Of interest to most people are:

* What can I do?
* How can I do it?
* Who has already done it?
* Why did they do it like this?
* What needs doing?
* How up to date is all this information?

Our discussions here, on IRC and on web-devel should really be
documented. It should be that whenever we create or discover something
substantial for web dev we should document it with examples on the
Wiki. There isn't much centralised comparison of frameworks and
libraries, either. One could make a table of frameworks/libraries and
their features a la Wikipedia does. I don't know many frameworks but
other people can fill the holes in.

http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Web is a good start, as is
for examples

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Formlets is also a good example of
giving examples of a library. It's nice to link to some blog or
external page but those disappear or lose relevance/compatibility over
time, whereas a Wiki remains, and anyone can update it. For this
reason I think it's a good idea for us to put work into the wiki.

I'll reformat the entire Web category (immutably! I'll do it in
Web/..) as a proposal, see what you guys think.


On 27 September 2010 09:24, Jasper Van der Jeugt <jaspervdj at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Dave,
> You should check out this page (if you haven't already):
> http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/Web
> Cheers,
> Jasper
> On Sun, Sep 26, 2010 at 8:41 PM, Dave Hinton <beakerchu at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> There are 179 packages in the Web category on Hackage.
>> It am finding it difficult, as someone who is not familiar with any of
>> the Haskell web application frameworks on Hackage (and there seem to
>> be at least 9), to determine which are good quality, which do things I
>> would like a web framework to do for me, and which insist on doing
>> things I would rather do myself.
>> Is there a page comparing the major frameworks somewhere? I've been
>> unable to find one via Google.
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