[erlang-questions] Distributed publish/subscribe system

Stu Bailey <>
Thu Jan 27 17:15:54 CET 2011


Folk might want to look at IF-MAP.  It's a systems oriented pub/sub system
with some interesting features like stateful aggregation and search.  It
looks like it would be simple to write an erlang client for it.

http://www.if-map.com/en.html

Stu


On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 8:04 AM, Steve Vinoski <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 27, 2011 at 4:59 AM, Jerome Martin <>
> wrote:
> > Wouldn't using this defeat the whole purpose of moving beyond the RPC
> model,
> > and leverage what Erlang has to offer, as described
> > here<
> http://armstrongonsoftware.blogspot.com/2008/05/road-we-didnt-go-down.html
> >and
> > there <http://steve.vinoski.net/pdf/IEEE-RPC_Under_Fire.pdf> ? To
> re-quote
> > Steve Vinoski after Joe Armstrong:
> >
> > *"What all those years of CORBA taught me, BTW, is that RPC, for a*
> > *number of reasons, is generally A Really Bad Idea."*
>
> I couldn't agree more! :-)
>
> In Malcolm's defense, though, there's still a lot of CORBA out there,
> a fair amount of it in embedded systems, and it's not going anywhere
> anytime soon. For example, to the best of my knowledge certain
> telecommunications interfaces required by law are based on CORBA. A
> dozen years ago at the height of CORBA we always predicted it would
> still be in use in 2020, and so far it seems we might have been fairly
> accurate with that prediction. Malcolm and folks like him specialize
> in helping folks who have no choice but to maintain such systems try
> to fit it together with newer technologies changing and advancing
> around it. I'm happy to see Malcolm and his colleagues trying to bring
> Erlang into such systems in order to reduce maintenance costs, enhance
> functionality, and improve integration capabilities -- I think we
> should encourage more of that.
>
> --steve
>
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