node.js compared to erlang

Pablo Platt <>
Sun Oct 3 17:00:35 CEST 2010


I'm using erlang and I love it. 
I'm not trying to create an argument but to better understand the power of 

In what areas erlang dominates and what areas will you consider using node.js?
For example, would you consider building something like rabbitmq or ejabberd in 
Or maybe you'll use node.js just for a simple single chat room but erlang for 
anything complicated than that.

Are there a fundamental differences in performance or stability or use in 
distributed systems?

Ulf Wiger commented on the comparison of erlang and node.js
and said that erlang solves the problem of non blocking functions which might be 
very hard for other languages.



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