Saturday, August 11, 2007

SF Bay Area ErlLounge, Aug 15

In case you haven't seen the announcement on the mailing list (, the 2nd SF Bay Area ErlLounge will take place on Aug 15. Anyone who's interested is welcome to attend.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

BeerRiot - The First ErlyWeb App

Many people may not know this, but ErlyWeb has an app.

It's called BeerRiot (, and its creator is Bryan Fink, whose been brewing it for a few months now (pun intended). He blogs about it at (My favorite quote: "To those who are considering Erlang and ErlyWeb as a framework for their website: just go for it.")

BeerRiot is the quintessential web destination for beer aficionados. It has a beer database, user-comments, votes, and tags. It even comes in black and white background flavors. The only feature it lacks is letting you taste the beers somehow -- I guess I'll have to add this capability to the ErlyWeb todo list :)

According to my highly unscientific and subjective performance tests, BeerRiot feels very fast. I measured page load time with YSlow, which reported just 0.2 seconds for the homepage.

Kudos to Bryan for making such a nice app, and for being the first person to create a production ErlyWeb app.