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Developing RESTful Web Services with Webmachine
March/April 2010 (vol. 14 no. 2)
pp. 89-92
Justin Sheehy, Basho Technologies
Steve Vinoski, Verivue
Many Web frameworks focus on projecting programming language entities out onto the Web, handling HTTP header parsing and the protocol itself but leaving it up to developers to make sure their classes and objects obey the rules of REST and HTTP RFC 2616. Webmachine is a unique Erlang framework that codifies HTTP's rules and decision flows, letting resource developers focus mostly on resource implementations and state representations. Webmachine also provides defaults for what it requires of resource implementations, enabling developers to implement only the specific framework callbacks required to realize their particular resources.

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2. D. Bryson, and S. Vinoski, "Build Your Next Web Application with Erlang," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 4, 2009, pp. 93–96.

Index Terms:
REST, Erlang, Web services, Web frameworks, HTTP, functional programming
Citation:
Justin Sheehy, Steve Vinoski, "Developing RESTful Web Services with Webmachine," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 89-92, March-April 2010, doi:10.1109/MIC.2010.35
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