[erlang-questions] A farewell to Erlang
Thu Jan 9 06:37:38 CET 2014
You have been amazing. Thank you for everything and great luck on your
On Jan 8, 2014 2:32 PM, "Evan Miller" <> wrote:
> Friends and heroes,
> As some of you know I run a couple of popular open-source Erlang projects
> (Chicago Boss, the Rails-like web framework, and ErlyDTL, the Django
> template library). As of today I am retiring from the projects.
> This retirement has been in the works for several months, so I am pleased
> to announce that both projects will be in good hands. ErlyDTL will be taken
> over by Andreas Stenius, who is an active contributor to the Zotonic
> project as well as to ErlyDTL. Andreas has been doing great work
> reconciling mainline ErlyDTL with the Zotonic fork of ErlyDTL, and I'm
> excited to see the code that emerges. Andreas will be the third maintainer
> in ErlyDTL's history; in 2009 I took over duties from Roberto Saccon, who
> started the project in 2007. Watch out for a 0.8 announcement from Andreas
> in the coming weeks.
> I started Chicago Boss several years ago with a vision of harnessing the
> power of Erlang to deliver modern websites. Most of the pieces of that
> vision are in place, but it still needs a bit of work before victory can be
> declared. I've been in charge of Chicago Boss since its inception, and I'm
> afraid it has become a bit larger than what one person can manage. So I'm
> very pleased to announce that two members of the Erlang community will be
> driving development from here to version 1.0.
> The new leadership team is Zachary Kessin and Dmitry Polyanovsky. You
> might know Zach from the Mostly Erlang podcast as well as the "Building Web
> Applications with Erlang" O'Reilly book. Although new to Chicago Boss,
> he'll be working on the framework full-time under the direction of Dmitry,
> who is a longtime CB contributor. Zach and Dmitry have been actively adding
> tests, docs, and error messages to Chicago Boss in order to bring the
> project to maturity. They were 100% responsible for the recent successful
> 0.8.8 and 0.8.9 releases of the framework, and I can't wait to see what's
> next from them.
> You can read my full announcement about the CB transition (including my
> reasons for moving on) here:
> I'm happy to say that the Chicago Boss project and community are in better
> shape than ever, so if you like the idea of building an easy-to-use web
> framework in Erlang, now is a great time to get involved!
> By the way, the repositories have been moved off of my personal GitHub
> account to fresh URLs, so please update your bookmarks accordingly
> (assuming you still do that sort of thing):
> On a personal note, since Chicago Boss and ErlyDTL were the only things
> keeping me hacking in Erlang, I'm afraid you won't have me to "kick around"
> anymore. I learned a tremendous amount from the Erlang community, and the
> two conferences I attended last year were pure geek heaven. I consider the
> Erlang VM to be a modern marvel of software engineering, and it was a true
> privilege to get to know some of the brains behind it. But there's a time
> for all things, and I believe it's time for me to move on to other projects.
> I have particularly relished my role as an iconoclast, protector of the
> pmods, and occasional straw-man here on the erlang-questions mailing list.
> If for some perverse reason you'd like to carry on my memory here, just
> remember 1) we all got into programming because it was fun 2) nice syntax
> is sometimes more important than program correctness and 3) great things
> often begin life as dirty hacks.
> So much for valediction. It's been a fun ride. Goodbye, Erlang! I'll carry
> the gospel of crashing wherever I go.
> Evan Miller
> erlang-questions mailing list
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