Fri Apr 11 19:16:31 CEST 2003
Joe Armstrong <joe@REDACTED> wrote:
> So to my questions:
> 1) - In a survey about OTP/Erlang a number of questions will be
> asked -- what are the best questions to ask in such a survey?
well, of course it depends on just whay you're trying to find out. however,
assuming you're trying to get a sense of the scope/scale/domains of erlang
usage, you might try :
are you using OTP or rolling your own?
what are you using erlang for?
- private experimentation/learning
- stealth use at work
- official use at work
what kinds of projects?
- distributed, server, infrastucture (erlang-ish kinds of things)
- general applications
- client/ui applications
what barriers to entry do you find for learning erlang, for each of:
- initial learning
- becoming fluent
- "thinking" in erlang
what obstacles do you face in gaining acceptance for using it?
- among colleagues
- among management
what kinds of things would make it easier to surmount these obstacles?
- overthrow of pointy-haired-bosses by enraged techies?
> 2) If I were to ask such questions would you reply?
> 3) What would be the best form to ask the questions in order to get a
> high response frequency?
a web page, with the link provided in the announcement mail.
Garry Hodgson, Senior Hacker, AT&T Labs
Have you any idea why they're lying to you?
To your faces!
- Paul Kantner
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