Erlang killer app?

Ulf Wiger <>
Sat Jul 20 00:21:18 CEST 2002

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, isaac gouy wrote:

>Maybe the issue is really one of domain knowledge -Erlang
>experts have domain expertise within Telcomm, not in other
>domains where the technology might be applied?

I don't think it's quite that simple.

Personally, I spent a few years designing systems for emergency
response, trooper dispatch, etc. Many of the things we worked
with were database and groupware oriented. I picked up Erlang
during that time, and considered it ideal for the flexible and
robust messaging backbones we wanted to build.

I'm convinced that Erlang could be used to design some killer

I joined Ericsson because I wanted to work with Erlang, but knew
fairly little about Telecom at the time. My fellow Erlang
programmers at work have all sorts of backgrounds.

I think you'd find a fairly wide variety of domain experience on
this list. It would perhaps be interesting to conduct a poll...?

Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, ATM Multiservice Networks

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