Getting started web developpement with GNU Guile (with guile fibers) and BiwaScheme

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Amirouche Boubekki

May 6, 2017, 2:52:32 PM5/6/17
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I made a screencast explaining how I would start building a poll application
using by favorite tools of the moment.

There GNU Guile in the backend using the new guile-fibers to run the http server

In the frontend I use BiwaScheme with snabbdom library for interacting with the

BiwaScheme is a Scheme interpreter written in JavaScript.

Snabbdom is library that implement a diff+patch algorithm which allows to declare
how the page will look and it make it happen. It also handles bindings events to
callbacks. The use of snabbdom is bound to scheme and its use is transparent.

The first video, I try to explain what tools I will use and sort of why. It's not
very interesting

The second video, I tackle an issue in forward.scm, basically I am bug hunting in
the browser:

The last is the most interesing, it restart where I left it in the previous video
with basically a minimal frontend (so you might want to look at the 20 last minutes
of the second video). Anyway, then it goes on to allow the frontend (client side)
to communicate with the backend (server side) using HTTP:

The code can be found @

azul means "hello" in amazigh.

Happy hacking!

~ amz3 ~

Amirouche Boubekki

May 30, 2017, 3:30:17 PM5/30/17
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I made another vidéo presenting the  whole stack and how biwascheme is used frontend side.

Damien Mattei

Dec 17, 2017, 3:26:19 AM12/17/17
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very interesting, thank you for this video,
i have not a lot of time to do my own video,
i wrote a little tutorial on how to make backends in scheme for web servers,
it's here:
some codes can be easily browsed here:
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