[erlang-questions] Now, starting with erlang

David Mitchell <>
Thu Nov 8 20:42:27 CET 2007


As others have said, you might find Erlang is not well suited to
building desktop applications.

I find it great for building servers, but I wouldn't even attempt to
use it for desktop apps - the library support really doesn't look that
great, and there would be a LOT of work to do in creating a GUI.  If
you're used to Delphi, you'll probably become very frustrated very
quickly.

Why not keep building your desktop apps with Delphi, and consider
switching to Erlang for any server-side components?  That would seem
to give you the best of both worlds

Regards

Dave M.

On 08/11/2007,  <> wrote:
> Hi again.
>
> After your responses, probably, erlang could be suitable for my needs.
>
> THen, now, I need, some tutorial, paper, etc.. to learn about the syntax,
> and the more important, how to apply my concepts in develop, to this
> languaje.
>
> For example,I know, how to develop on Delphi, building a "form" and
> developing over the events, the behaviour I want for the app. Connecting
> to DDBB etc..
>
> But, I don't know how to apply this to erlang. How is the normal procedure
> to start a project on it. Or some tutorial about writing desktop
> applications on erlang. All I found is about developing server side
> applications, and this, is not my primary goal.
>
> Cheers and thanks.
>
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