[erlang-questions] Beginner trying to figure out idiomatic OTP architecture

Jesper Louis Andersen jesper.louis.andersen@REDACTED
Fri Mar 25 00:07:35 CET 2016

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 4:44 PM, Matthew Shapiro <me@REDACTED> wrote:

> I actually think I"m going to forego ranch, Syn, and E2 for the first
> iteration and implement them by hand (since this is a learning exercise
> more than anything) and there are plenty of guides around to accomplish
> each of those individually.

This is a really good idea from a learning point of view, since relying on
baked solutions here reaps you of the knowledge at the lower levels, which
is important to have. What I would steal though, is the notion that the
libraries can be separate applications in the same Erlang VM. This allows
you to evolve them independently of each other. And if you keep a module in
each application which is the interface, you can make it way easier for
yourself in the long run.

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