[erlang-questions] Attracting Functional Programmers

Kirill Zaborski <>
Mon Oct 8 13:11:27 CEST 2007


That would be quite interesting at least to try out.

Best regards,
Kirill.

On 10/8/07, Gordon Guthrie <> wrote:
>
> Gary
>
> > A nice solution would be to have a "pre-configured, templated image"
> > of an Erlang environment and Erlang/OTP at Amazon Elastic Compute
> > Cloud (Amazon EC2) http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011
>
> Dale and I are working on a single-click install Erlang developers
> platform based on the Ubuntu liveCD that comes preloaded with development
> tools...
>
> This uses the Ubuntu Customization Kit to layer a small slice o'Erlang
> over Dapper Drake.
>
> There are a couple of problems with Erlang/Mnesia under the ECC - the most
> noticable one is how you get your data backed off. We are also working on
> an  Mnesia cluster management console that would allow you to set up 2 or
> three ECC instances and distribute the data - and then do a table dump off
> the Amazon storage cloud on a daily basis...
>
> *Eventually* this stuff will be open sourced...
>
> Gordon
>
> >
> > On 7 Oct 2007, at 17:37, Dale Harvey wrote:
> >
> >> In terms of attracting programmers, it seems like my main reason,
> >> if noticing the traction that erlang has been gaining recently, to
> >> not decided to give erlang a shot is the fact that I would have to
> >> own my own server in order to develop anything public in it.
> >>
> >> Personally I have tested quite a few web based languages, all of
> >> which were little experiments which I could 'deploy' on my shared
> >> hosting. If it werent for other circumstances I almost certainly
> >> wouldnt have tested erlang.
> >
> > I'm not sure I understand your point.
> > Are you saying Erlang/OTP will become much more useful to people like
> > you when it is made available as a "shrink wrapped" platform by
> > hosting companies?
> > If that's your point, I agree.
> >
> > AFAIK, the only company offering (or planing to offer) hosted Erlang
> > was joyent, and Joyant were expensive compared to the majority of
> > hosting companies.
> > As a comparison, Railsplayground.com offers Ruby on Rails hosting
> > starting at $5/month. You just upload your app., and go.
> >
> > The cheapest way for a company to offer Erlang hosting would be
> > within virtual private servers (VPS), e.g. Linux Virtual Machines
> > running Erlang Nodes. I've googled around and can't find anyone doing
> > that. Of course, you could build the virtual private server yourself,
> > but that seems like significant effort which a hosting company could
> > just 'solve' for people.
> > Is there a pre-built VPS image to take out all of the pain?
> >
> > A nice solution would be to have a "pre-configured, templated image"
> > of an Erlang environment and Erlang/OTP at Amazon Elastic Compute
> > Cloud (Amazon EC2) http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=201590011
> > Amazon's computing cloud supports starting up and closing down upnew
> > servers on-demand, you only pay for what you use. This would be very
> > handy if your throughput requirements are very peaky.
> >
> > GB
> >
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