[erlang-questions] Any advice to a Java webhost company about Erlang hosting?

Sean Cribbs <>
Wed Feb 5 14:57:51 CET 2014


I'm sure Tristan and Geoff will tell you, there is a buildpack that makes
it pretty easy to deploy Erlang applications on Heroku. It doesn't build
releases, but it does builds and deploys your project directly from a "git
push", which is pretty awesome.

https://github.com/archaelus/heroku-buildpack-erlang


On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <>wrote:

> Hello,
>
> The release is extremely great feature, from my perspective.
> You can product “self” deployable packages with help of bash magic.
> This makes not needs to have Erlang pre-installend on any of the target
> machines.
>
> - Dmitry
>
> On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:49, Ivan Uemlianin <> wrote:
>
> Isn't (part of) the point of erlang releases that you don't need erlang
> pre-installed?
>
> Ivan
>
> --
> festina lente
>
>
> On 5 Feb 2014, at 12:44, Vance Shipley <> wrote:
>
>
> On Feb 5, 2014 5:01 PM, "Loïc Hoguin" <> wrote:
> >
> > Pardon my ignorance but what does a Java hosting company do exactly
> compared to just getting a server?
>
> When I hear "Java hosting" or "Erlang hosting" I think of cloud
> environments which provide JVM or BEAM virtual machines (emulators) where
> you aren't bothered by operating systems. You pay for instances of the VMs
> and transactional bandwidth. This is what Google AppEngine provides for
> Java, Python and Go.  I've developed cloud services using Go on Appengine
> and it was wonderfully clean and simple.
>
> One future for Erlang may be the LING VM from http://erlangonxen.comwhich runs directly on the Xen hypervisor which is wicked cool. I've got
> big hope for this.
>
> But in practice I'm sure that it means Linux VMs with Erlang/OTP
> preinstalled.
>
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Sean Cribbs <>
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