December 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM
Webmachine is not like the web frameworks you're used to. You can call Webmachine a REST toolkit if you like, and we won't argue with you. Written in Erlang, Webmachine is an application layer that adds HTTP semantic awareness on top of the bit-pushing and HTTP syntax management of "mochiweb".
A Webmachine application is a set of resources, each of which is a set of functions over the state of the resource. We really mean functions here, not object-methods, infinite-server-loops, or any other such construction. This aspect of Webmachine is one of the reasons why Webmachine applications are relatively easy to understand and extend.
You will get a quick start to adding a RESTFUL interface to any Erlang application.
Location currently TBD but tentatively we'll meet in the Breakout room in the Qube again.