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Chicago Boss – server framework inspired by Rails

Chicago Boss is a Rails-like framework for Erlang that delivers web pages to your users as quickly and efficiently as possible.

It offers all the conveniences of modern web development, including Comet. What sets Chicago Boss apart from other non-Erlang frameworks is that it can handle large amounts of traffic without any drop in performance. What sets Chicago Boss apart from other Erlang frameworks is that it is easy to set up and use.

Chicago Boss is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Easy server–side templates.
  • Familiar Rails conventions.
  • JavaScript integration.
  • Easy JSON generation.
  • Django & Jade template support.
  • 100% asynchronous I/O.
  • WebSocket & long-poll support.
  • No nested callbacks.
  • Language–integrated query syntax.
  • Fast, in-memory functional tests.
  • Support for Erlang and Elixir code.
  • Low RAM and CPU usage.
  • Cluster–wide, channel–based message queue.
  • Supports SQL and NoSQL databases.
  • Fast garbage collection.
  • Built-in email server.
  • Hot code upgrades.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Evan Miller
License: MIT License

Chicago Boss is written in Erlang. Learn Erlang with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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