[racket] Racket Web Server

From: Jay McCarthy (jay.mccarthy at gmail.com)
Date: Sun Dec 11 23:10:10 EST 2011

I try to incorporate all questions I get into the manual in some way. If
you send me your "missing manual", I can include its content in the real
manual :)


On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Jordan Schatz <jordan at noionlabs.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 04:25:46PM -0600, Gerry Weaver wrote:
> > I am new to Racket and Lisp/Scheme in general. I am trying to write a
> > simple rest web service in Racket, but I'm not making much
> > progress. Unfortunately, I don't find the Racket docs to be very
> > helpful. I guess my brain just isn't wired right ;-) Asking questions
> > on the mailing list would almost be a step by step at this point, so I
> > thought I would spare y'all from that.
> I am also working on moving my company's web dev from other languages to
> Racket, and have also found the docs to be slow going, and I don't want
> to bother the list with each question.... So I have started to collect
> the info I find, problems I encounter etc into a "missing manual" and
> would love to collaborate on it if you are interested. I intend for it to
> be something of a quick start for someone who already knows how to
> develop, but is new to lisp, functional programing, and the racket web
> server. My opinion is that it is very much worth it to keep trying with
> the docs, I have had more days of frustration learning racket then I have
> with any other language or framework, but it is starting to pay off and I
> think it was worth it.
> There are these existing docs:
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/continue/index.html
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/web-server/index.html
> http://docs.racket-lang.org/web-server-internal/index.html
> and Jay McCarthy (who maintains the web server) has an app he wrote up on
> github: http://github.com/jeapostrophe/m8b its helped alot to see actual
> code.
> -Jordan
> PS You also mentioned sedna. I'm guessing you might also be frustrated
> with relation databases? I am also tired of writing ORMs and am using the
> move to Racket as a good chance to move to different ways of storing
> data, I've found that Riak http://wiki.basho.com/ works well, and its the
> best fit for the type of apps I develop.
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Jay McCarthy <jay at cs.byu.edu>
Assistant Professor / Brigham Young University

"The glory of God is Intelligence" - D&C 93
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