[erlang-questions] Browser quest anyone?

Max Bourinov bourinov@REDACTED
Wed Mar 28 15:38:17 CEST 2012

Hi Joe,

We do something similar but with different type of the game. We already
outperformed Java implementation by more than 10 times in terms of
performance. Cannot say anything about LoC, but having some
Java experience I assume codebase is about 10 times smaller (including
eunit and ct tests). All this was achieved by our concept prove app.

Now we about to release real app (yes. we really re-write it from the
scratch.) and we expect even better performance.

If mail-list don't mind I will post a link and small story when the game is

Best regards,

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Miles Fidelman

> Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> Has anybody taken a peep inside Browser Quest?
>> https://hacks.mozilla.org/**2012/03/browserquest/<https://hacks.mozilla.org/2012/03/browserquest/>
>> It's HTML5/websocket game - client in browser server in nodejs
>> Might be fun to implement the server in Erlang and compare with nodejs.
>> This would give all sorts of interesting metrics - lines of
>> code/performance etc.
> Certainly seems like it has some scaling and/or reliability issues - after
> initial screen setup, all I get is an infinite "waiting for server" hang.
>  Repeatable in Seamonkey, Chrome, Safari - so it's not a browser issue.
>  Might benefit from Erlang, indeed!
> Miles Fidelman
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