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

Miles Fidelman <>
Wed Mar 14 02:38:42 CET 2012


Maybe this is obvious, but seems to me that running a concurrency engine 
on top of a JVM just adds a layer of unnecessary overhead.

Ngoc Dao wrote:
> The result of Erlang vs Java is obvious.
> But how about Erlang vs Scala (with Akka, http://akka.io/)?
>
>
>> Joe pointed to a very important fact, Java/J2ee is industry (so is c# and
>> .net) but Erlnag is a language.
>>    Each time I have to look at a WSDL or XML schema to fix a production bug
>> in a J2ee application is I ask why Erlang shouldn't be industry? Just
>> compare the simplicity and in particular the beauty of distributed Erlang
>> with awkwardness of webservice / JMS communications. Quite frankly folks,
>> they are really ugly! So are their .net siblings. This is not because I love
>> Erlang, I just follow the same sense of beauty that guided mathematicians
>> and theoretical physicists for years when they come up with innovative
>> ideas. As Hardy used to say "There is no place for ugly mathematics". Why IT
>> is missing (or ignoring) such a sense? I don't think what we do is more
>> abstract than pure math (Manifold theory for instance). Maybe because IT is
>> too young but still we need to start sometime from somewhere.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Shahrdad
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