Joel,<br><br><div class="gmail_quote">On Nov 12, 2007 1:58 AM, Joel Reymont <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
Torben,<br><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>On Nov 11, 2007, at 9:10 PM, Torben Hoffmann wrote:<br><br>> It may very well be the case that a stock exchange is cooler than<br>> poker, but<br>> I think that the poker server has some interesting aspects that could
<br>> inspire others.<br><br></div>I can always describe the architecture of the poker server in a series<br>of blog articles.<br><div class="Ih2E3d"><br>> Furthermore, I would rather see a well-written book on hard-core
<br>> Erlang hit<br>> its window of opportunity than see the whole thing turn into "let's<br>> make the<br>> coolest application that will never run in real life just in order<br>> to spice<br>> up a programming book"-kind of projects.
<br><br></div>I firmly plan to hit my window of opportunity, that's my priority #1.<br><br>I may have confused a lot of people by forgetting to mention that I<br>don't plan to build a business. I do plan to write a book, one with
<br>examples based around software. I'm passionate about all things<br>trading and I'm not passionate about poker, so I chose to build and<br>describe stock exchange software instead.</blockquote><div> </div><div>
I am very passionate about the success of Erlang so I am just worried
that the book might suffer from being written in parallel with the
creation of a non-trivial system like a stock exchange.<br><br>If you take a look a the mails in this thread you see a lot of enthusiastic people - which is good - but my concern for the book is that most of them are enthusiastic about the prospects of building a stock exchange. This is very good indeed, but what Erlang needs the most is to keep momentum and I feel that could be jeopardised if too many things are thrown up into the air at the same time.
<br><br>Living inside a big company (Motorola) it is more important for me to get ammunition that shows the momentum than the particular case study in the book.<br><br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<div class="Ih2E3d"><br>> A well written book with a clear example of usage including<br>> discussions<br>> about where the general ideas can be applied is what I would bet my<br>> money<br>> on.<br><br></div>
It will be done!</blockquote><div><br>Super!<br><br>Cheers,<br>Torben<br><br>P.S. The views expressed above are 100% my own and is not associated with my employer.<br></div></div><br>