[erlang-questions] Erlang is the best choice for building commercial application servers

james <>
Tue Mar 13 22:14:38 CET 2012


 >There are many businesses that invested heavily in the previous 
 >iteration of MS development infrastructure (COM-driven Visual Studio 6 
 >and related tools), and then suddenly had the rug pulled from 
 >underneath them in 2002 when .Net appeared and they were expected to 
 >rewrite/migrate much of their code (I worked for such a victim, and 
 >gathered many now-worthless skills).

When did COM stop working?  When did you have to throw away working COM 
code because you want to use CLR?  When did an ability to write modular 
C++ applications not apply on, say, Linux?

You're a fashion victim.  It can happen to anyone, and probably will, 
eventually.

Suggesting that there was any rug pulling is bizarre; some greener grass 
turned up over the fence.  Some people will call it progress.
If you are working with or for people who 'expect to migrate' just 
because something shiny showed up, that's a problem and it can happen to 
you with nearly anything.  How long do you think 'cloud' will last?

James



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