[erlang-questions] node.js vs erlang

Miles Fidelman mfidelman@REDACTED
Tue Jun 17 22:53:14 CEST 2014


Let's not forget what node.js is, and it's intent:  It's an 
implementation of server-side javascript, pure and simple.

Personally, I liked Jaxer (before it died) better.  Where node.js is 
framed more as a general purpose environment, Jaxer was framed more as 
"let's push some the browser to the server" - which was just perfect for 
things like database access, comms access, etc. Essentially it was 
'write a web page/app with javascript, then designate some of it for 
server-side execution.'

And Aptana did a nice job of an IDE for both client- and server- side code.

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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