Nova is a web application framework

api-server, distributed, erlang, realtime, web-framework


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Simple. Fault-tolerant. Distributed.

  • Create a basic webpage in minutes
  • Using Erlang OTP to achieve both fault-tolerance and distribution

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Getting started

Start by adding the rebar3 template for Nova. This can be done by running the installation script;

Via curl

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Via wget

sh -c "$(wget -O-"

After this is done use rebar3 to generate a new project with Nova.

rebar3 new nova my_first_nova


Hex docs:

More on how things work can be read in the docs Introduction.


Contribution is welcome to Nova. Check our CODE OF CONDUCT for more information. We will add features and bugs to the issues list.

Generating a Nova project

Start a new project with:

rebar3 new nova my_first_nova

That will generate a Nova project for you.

rebar3 shell

This will fetch all dependencies and compile. After the compilation it will start a shell that says which port it is running on and a few debug lines.

When the shell is started, open a browser and go to localhost:8080 which will point to the my_first_nova server running Nova.