Who is a Programmer?

Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Consulting) francesco@REDACTED
Mon Nov 1 09:04:10 CET 2004

Funny enough, early next year, we will have a student who will write a 
thesis on presenting Erlang/OTP to management and non technical staff. 
It will be an interesting mix of Psychology, pretty graphics and 
colorful ppt slides and a little technology. I will keep you posted on 
the outcome.


Michael Fogeborg wrote:
> Trying to promote Erlang where I work I find this comment very interesting.
> Maybe its the managers I should give a one day course in "modelling" 
> with Erlang?
> I can't call it programming 'cause that's something they don't do... but 
> modelling is
> done by them all the time.  How many of you have "sold" Erlang before ? 
> Need input!
> References:
>     http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200010/msg00075.html
>     http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200010/msg00078.html
> On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Ulf Wiger wrote:
>  >On Thu, 12 Oct 2000, Sean Hinde wrote:
>  >
>  >>I see Erlang/OTP as a step towards having the Excel of my trade -
>  >>allowing me to implement telecoms logic and databases in a safe and
>  >>simple way as an "end user".
>  >
>  >This is in line with Mike W's idea of Erlang as "an executable
>  >modelling language".
>  >
>  >Funny - one of the camps resisting Erlang has been those trying to
>  >move development more towards high-level graphical modelling tools
>  >like Rational Rose, possibly thinking that this is the way out of the
>  >Software Crisis. To them (I imagine) Erlang represents a hacker
>  >culture; to you (and me), Erlang is a way for us system architects
>  >to become the programming gurus we never thought we'd be.  (:

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