[erlang-questions] Convincing industry to use Erlang

Edmond Begumisa <>
Wed Dec 8 08:40:25 CET 2010


See "Convincing Management To Let Us Continue"

http://www.jetcafe.org/~npc/doc/euc00-sendmail.html

This is old, but still interesting, and the story sounds relevant.

- Edmond -

On Sat, 27 Nov 2010 06:59:59 +1100, Paulo Alexandre Ferreira  
<> wrote:

>
>
> You better not try to sell  Erlang, or any language to managers.
>
>
> You should try  selling a reliable, robust, fault-tolerant, code  
> verified  system.
> You will do code upgrades without stopping the system.
> You can offer proofs the system is correct.
>
>
> They don't want Erlang.  They don't care about Erlang.
>
> You will use Erlang to build the system they want.
>
> The advantages of language X,Y or Z are the stuff programmers care about.
> Managers care about  different things like  costs, down-time,  
> reliability.
> Focus on that.
>
>
> My apologies if I sound  a little bit grumpy.
>
> Paulo Ferreira
>
>
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