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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;

sh -c "$(curl -fsSL"

Manually with rebar.config

Add rebar3_nova to ~/.config/rebar3/rebar.config

{project_plugins, [rebar3_nova]}

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

rebar3 new nova my_first_nova

Supported Erlang versions

Nova is supported with OTP 23 and above.


Hex docs:

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



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 nova serve

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.

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