[erlang-questions] Erlang: Who uses it for games?
Thu Jul 8 17:00:31 CEST 2010
On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 07:10:45PM +0900, Michael Turner wrote:
> Though James Hague has mainly talked about client-side game programming, and
> mostly separately from Erlang topics, his writings are on both Erlang and
> games is fascinating, and even where there's no clear overlap, they perhaps
> be a source of insights on this topic. Besides which, reading him on these
> subjects leads you compulsively onto other programming topics he's covered,
> and before you know it, you've eaten the *whole bag* of potato chips ;-)
> -michael turner
> On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM, ingo.schramm <>wrote:
> > Does somebody ever used Erlang to program game servers? Is there any
> > real live industrial game solution written in Erlang?
> > I need to know this for some evangelization :)
> > Cheers,
> > Ingo
This is the article by James that introduced me to Erlang ...
(see also http://prog21.dadgum.com/11.html)
I think I stumbled upon the original performance article
in early 2005 and investigated Erlang at that time.
I was fairly burnt out on computers and especially software
(after about 30 years of computers, last 20 of which were
software). I was on a multi-month (year?) hiatus from
software/systems creation in any form.
Then I stumbled upon James's article and actually got excited
about software again! James introduced me to a tool, Erlang,
that didn't get in my way, but actually, in a major way,
facilitated my end results. And provided some income and
lots of fun (still).
James, I doubt I ever said so until now, so *"Thank you"* for
the original performance article and introduction to Erlang.
(I have told the OTP team *Thank you* for Erlang, and do so
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