Erlang for web-developers

Yariv Sadan <>
Tue Aug 29 19:16:55 CEST 2006


In a couple of months your opinion will be drastically different ;)

Yariv

On 8/29/06, Dmitrii Dimandt <> wrote:
> Well, to add this to the mix:
>
> Erlang is actually not suited very well for anything, but, well, telecom
> applications :)
>
> Despite Yaws, it cannot be used as a web-development tool right out of the
> box (Unicode, indexed search anyone)
> Despite C- and Java- bindings, Erlang cannot be used for desktop
> applications, because, well, you'll have to implement _a lot_ of stuff from
> ground up in Java or C/C++ just to make things communicate with Erlang
>
>  As a control box? Yes, definitely. As a ready-togo solution? Probably, not.
>
> And there are both advantages and disadvantages to that, as there always
> are, but I think, that if Erlang community could focus on the
> disadvantages... Man, this could be the next killer-language :) (Ruby is
> slowly filling the void, and C# 3.0 is around the corner, and there is that
> curious little fellow by the name of Nemerle...)
>
>
> On 8/29/06, Thomas Lindgren < > wrote:
> >
> >
> > --- Andrés Valenciano < >
> > wrote:
> >
> > > ke han wrote:
> > > > This does add to the erlang sales pitch problem.
> > >
> > > Yes it is a problem, some times when others have
> > > used only one tool for
> > > everything for years and before that another tool
> > > for everything...they
> > > are difficult people to talk to or persuade to
> > > change from their comfort
> > > zone about development.
> > >
> > > Most of the things I heard were the same that were
> > > thrown to the Rails
> > > guys: pool of people to work with the "technology",
> > > "enterprise
> > > standard" for web apps, blah blah blah (well, not
> > > one thing about
> > > scalability in this case :) )
> >
> > Most developers and managers play "follow the leader"
> > and get upset if there are several ones :-) But those
> > guys are basically the prize of the winner, and there
> > is little point in trying to convince them at this
> > stage.
> >
> > Instead, I think what is needed is a community of
> > technical pioneers, who overcome real problems and
> > codify them into software solutions. This is
> > attractive to people who are having problems and are
> > willing to try something new. In this specific case,
> > an "OTP for web developers", perhaps?
> >
> > Basically, these pioneers will be the core of the
> > snowball at the top of the hill, and the followers
> > will be the big outer layer at the bottom.
> >
> > Best,
> > Thomas
> >
> >
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