[erlang-questions] Erlang is touch of genius
Fri Jun 22 21:36:11 CEST 2012
On 06/22/2012 09:11 PM, Ingo Jaeckel wrote:
> What about tool support e.g. refactoring, (remote) debugging,
> deployment, monitoring, profiling, code analysis tools, etc. There are
> so many tools supporting the development process for more popular
> languages like Java and C#. Do you think that (due to the language
> itself?) those are not needed for Erlang? Compared to the
> free/commercial tools available for Java, the Erlang tool chain looks
> not mature enough to me.
> I *love* the language itself and achieving nine 9s is great, too .
> But don't you need so much more than great language concepts on a
> day-to-day basis when you are choosing the language for your next
> super-cool project?
Refactoring: third party projects like Wrangler, Refactorerl - I've
never had the need for this myself though
(Remote) debugging: remote shells, dbg, sys, redbug, too many options there
Deployment: releases are half what we need, the other half is generally
Profiling: eprof, fprof, cprof, and so on
Code analysis: dialyzer, typer, xref, and more
Erlang also has awesome tools like proper and quickcheck for writing
solid test suites.
Erlang/OTP comes with the most impressive toolchain I've ever seen, you
just need to take the time to learn the many tools. Plus it's very easy
to build upon existing tools if you have specific needs.
I'm probably missing many tools, more experienced Erlang developers will
surely give you more. Erlang/OTP has many gems to find for those who
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