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

Garrett Smith <>
Wed Feb 5 19:16:29 CET 2014


Hmm - this concept feels like it's opened up a whole new metaphysical
concept. Not sure what it means, but it somehow feels eternal,
recursive.

On Wed, Feb 5, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Jesse Gumm <> wrote:
>> 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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