[erlang-questions] Time for OTP to be Renamed?

José Valim <>
Fri Feb 14 14:38:34 CET 2014


> Seems to me that scarcity is a GOOD thing for Erlang programmers. Java
> coders are a dime a dozen (not necessarily good ones, mind you).  Folks who
> know Erlang are harder to find - should drive the price up.


Scarcity means less jobs, less research, less money. This means developers
won't be able to work with their favorite language or, if they do, they
need to settle for the few available options/companies.


> Short version:  If I were hiring for a project that was inherently
> concurrent, and required 24x7 operation - I'd be LOOKING for Erlang on a
> resume.  Someone who spent most of their time coding Java would be a
> non-starter.


The chances are, if a company is building a project that is inherently
concurrent, they are doing it in Java, .NET, etc. So while people could
look for developers with Erlang in their resume, they would ultimately be
hired to work with *something other than Erlang*. And that would actually
be a smart career move if you are main concern is money:

http://www.itjobswatch.co.uk/default.aspx?page=1&sortby=3&orderby=1&q=Java+erlang&id=0&lid=2618
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