BEA offers real-time version of WebLogic server

Rick Pettit <>
Wed Sep 28 18:37:34 CEST 2005


On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 06:12:41PM +0200, Joel Reymont wrote:
> It sounds like Erlang has got some competition now. Moreover, it  
> seems like there will be far less reason for people to move to Erlang  
> now since the claims like soft real-time and hot code loading have  
> been matched for Java.

Java hasn't had it working for over a decade though.

C/C++ environments typically support soft real-time and hot code loading
features as well (shared objects and the like) but I won't go running back to
them (unless I absolutely have to) anytime soon.

> Me? I wanna try network servers in Haskell and network or database- 
> based Shared Transactional Memory (STM).

I'm sticking with Erlang--I learn more every day and problems just keep
getting easier.

-Rick

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> http://news.com.com/BEA+Upgrades+are+now+on+the+fly/ 
> 2100-1012_3-5884633.html?part=rss&tag=5884633&subj=news
> "Upgrades are now on the fly," CEO Alfred Chuang told approximately  
> 2,000 delegates at the company's users' conference in Santa Clara,  
> Calif. "This is the world's first hot-swappable application server in  
> production. Imagine changing the engine of a race car during the  
> race...this is what we are doing.

I am not sure this statement is true.

> "I remember the days in the early '90s of the first hot-swappable  
> server, where things kept running while you upgraded components  
> inside a machine. We've got the first hot-swappable application server."

I don't think so.

-Rick



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