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Date: 2010-07-26 (09:08)
From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: scalable web apps

On 25-07-2010, Yoann Padioleau <> wrote:
> On Jul 25, 2010, at 2:45 PM, Dario Teixeira wrote:
>>> Or if you prefer think of it this way: People are using really
>>> unsuitable languages (PHP) and really slow languages (Ruby, PHP,
>>> Python, Perl) on some massive websites out there.
>> Yeap.  Personally, I find Ocsigen's greatest advantage to be the safety
>> and expressiveness that it brings to backend programming (and soon also
>> to the frontend).  The fact that it's also fast is just icing on the cake...
> My biggest issue with OCsigen is the lack of documentation and examples.
> With rails you got lots of books, and you got example of non trivial websites
> like a mini amazon (called depot:
> in less than 2000 lines of code.

There are examples of ocsigen websites:

You could even found some of them outside ocsigen websites:

But, I think the documentation issue is a chicken and egg problem. If
more people are interested in ocsigen, the documentation will improve...

I am experimenting with ocsigen since one month and I think it is a good
framework. It provides a good type checking of HTML struct, errors
outputted are not very clear, but you know where the problem is.

Sylvain Le Gall