[erlang-questions] A farewell to Erlang

Garrett Smith <>
Thu Jan 9 16:57:43 CET 2014


Yeah, good luck with that. You saw Godfather III right?

On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 3:45 AM, Sina Samavati <> wrote:
> Your works made the Erlang world a better world for web development, thanks
> for everything and good luck.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 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:
>>
>>
>> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/chicagoboss/ekU5gZ_Ty2o
>>
>>
>> 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):
>>
>>
>> https://github.com/erlydtl/erlydtl
>>
>> https://github.com/ChicagoBoss
>>
>>
>> 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
>>
>>
>> --
>> Evan Miller
>> http://www.evanmiller.org/
>>
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