Erlang for web-developers

Andrés Valenciano <>
Tue Aug 29 04:55:39 CEST 2006


Dmitrii Dimandt wrote:
> I think that in order to sell Erlang to web developers, we need to focus
> exactly on the things that can be "branched off". Because telecom stuff
> is interesting, but it also is scary. What else can we lure web
> developers with?

I am new guy in this Erlang block after years of Java, some Python and a
year of Ruby ( and others before those 3).

I am very interested in Erlang for web development but at this point
some things are missing for me, those are the more "trivial" things like
PDF generation, charts, all these other features that some web
applications needs that are not as interesting as all the Erlang
strengths but some times needed.

For example, I am in the starting process for a new project (in my day
job), a web project, that has a SMS related service and I was really
excited about it because I thought I could use Erlang there but then
this other guy with Cold Fusion experience wants to use that product for
the project, which gives the web server, the not-so-interesting things
like PDF, Flash, etc and an SMPP implementation all in the same package.

Is that one a lost battle in my case?


-Andrés






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