99s opens fundraiser for Farwest – a project that allows front-end developers to write Erlang-powered applications without having to write any Erlang code

By Andra Erlang | Published: June 2, 2013

Farwest aims to bring the power of Erlang to a wider audience by allowing front-end developers to prototype their application without having to write a single line of Erlang code. It does this by carefully providing the tools and interfaces that matter to front-end developers. Farwest is also very useful for Erlang developers, as it operates a complete separation between the front-end and the back-end. Erlang developers only need to care about writing a REST API that front-end developers may consume afterwards.

The goal of the fundraiser is to get the Farwest project up and running and for the software to reach Beta quality, making it usable by anyone for their own purposes.

The application can be built in any order, front-end first, back-end first, or both at the same time, allowing teams to save even more time when designing complex applications.

You can find more information about Farwest from the slides and the talk video:

Farwest is built on top of Cowboy, an Erlang HTTP server with extraordinary capabilities for concurrency. Cowboy has been tested with over 1 million concurrent connections on a single Amazon EC2 instance. More information about Cowboy can be found on Github:

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