[erlang-questions] node.js vs erlang

zxq9 zxq9@REDACTED
Wed Jun 18 00:51:32 CEST 2014

On Tuesday 17 June 2014 16:53:14 Miles Fidelman wrote:
> Folks,
> 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.

It is unclear whether considering intent and role with regard to the web is 
useful. An argument can be made that most elements related to the web today 
have already forgotten their roles and intent -- the point of dark comedy.

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