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

Jesse Gumm <>
Wed Feb 5 18:57:03 CET 2014


> Ping me off life

I believe that's called the ping of death.

(I'm here all night folks)

>
> On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM, Eric Moritz <>
wrote:
> > I'm a non-Heroku employee and I vouch for the ease of deploying Erlang
on
> > Heroku.  The current build pack is here:
> >
> > https://github.com/archaelus/heroku-buildpack-erlang it is up to R16B03.
> >
> > You're also free to set a custom buildpack via the `heroku` CLI which
can be
> > a fork of your project.
> >
> > The build pack is just a collection of bash scripts that are run inside
an
> > LXC container so you can customize it to your hearts content.
> >
> > For instance Tristan added a "make dialyzer" command to his build pack
to
> > crash the build if dialyzer fails:
> >
https://github.com/tsloughter/heroku-buildpack-erlang-dialyzer/blob/master/bin/compile
> >
> > The caveat with Heroku is nodes can't communicate with each other so
> > distributed Erlang isn't available.
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Dmitry Kolesnikov <
>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes, I was following the Heroku progress. It looks awesome to me.
> >> But we are still stack with old, good AWS EC2...
> >>
> >> - Dmitry
> >>
> >> On 05 Feb 2014, at 15:57, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:
> >>
> >> 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.com
> >>> which 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 <>
> >> Software Engineer
> >> Basho Technologies, Inc.
> >> http://basho.com/
> >>
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