[erlang-questions] RE : Erlang now in the railway industry
Tue Sep 12 05:12:42 CEST 2006
On Sep 11, 2006, at 11:19 PM, BETIS Alexandre wrote:
> I did not convince my customer. The software did.
> A non-crashing software is something that turns
> your customer into your best friend.
I built a web app earlier this year with yaws+mnesia...during
prototyping and alpha phases, the customer was many times over my
shoulder and wanting live access to the work in progress.
It was a huge benefit, and the customer remarked on this, that the
system _never_ crashed and mnesia _never_ ended up with invalid data.
Sure, there were errors..but the erlang VM just kept chugging away
and my app never accepted invalid input...non-defensive programming
really does work!!!
The customer in this case allowed me to make all the technology
decisions..so it was completely my responsibility if my choices were
inappropriate...turned out the customer was pleased and my bills were
always paid on time ;-).
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