[erlang-questions] node.js compared to erlang

Hassy Veldstra <>
Mon Oct 4 15:28:13 CEST 2010


Node.js is to Erlang as Vespa is to BMW's whole line-up.

V8 is a good JS engine, and Node.js is an interesting project and it
can be a good platform for writing a certain kind of servers when you
already know Javascript, but you don't get fault-tolerance,
distribution, the amazing OTP libraries, and many other things.

Node.js has good momentum (there's a lot of Javascript programmers out
there). I think it will end up attracting more people to Erlang.

On Sun, Oct 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM, Masklinn <> wrote:
> On 2010-10-03, at 20:40 , Joe Armstrong wrote:
>>
>> I don't know why node.js ws desiged - I guess so you could write servers
>> in js.
> Yes. It's similar to Python's Twisted or Ruby's EventMachine.
>
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