[erlang-questions] Forget Erlang on the Java VM. More language on the Erlang VM are needed!

Sean Hinde <>
Wed Nov 28 16:11:34 CET 2007


On 28 Nov 2007, at 14:35, Michael Regen wrote:

> So where does it come from that people are not deciding in favor of  
> it?
> My experience (a bit overdrawn and simplified) is that the typical  
> CIO will not think in terms of 'what is the best tool?' but 'what is  
> the best tool for which I will not get fired'. For a CIO thinking  
> out of the box can be dangerous: If everything works, you did your  
> job. If not, you will be blamed for deciding against industry  
> standards. Causing a big bias in favor of industry standards.

My experience has shown that if you want to persuade a CIO of this  
mindset to use a new fancy programming language, then the choice of VM  
is a detail of miniscule importance.

Arguments are much more about support, availability of programming  
resource (including option to outsource if the in house team proves  
too troublesome or expensive) etc etc.

Sean




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