[erlang-questions] "Erlang, the next Java"

Karl Sjödahl - dunceor dunceor@REDACTED
Fri Aug 10 07:49:23 CEST 2007


A nice review that one thing that I keep hearing is that there is no
big company behind Erlang and I feel that is not quite true. Ericsson
is still a supporter of it and has full-time employees I thought to
develop OTP? He even spelled Ericsson wrong in his blog also :P

Nice blog at least.
And this weekend I will finally have time to sit down and read Joe's
book that I got almost two weeks ago.


On 8/10/07, Thomas Lindgren <thomasl_erlang@REDACTED> wrote:
> http://www.cincomsmalltalk.com/userblogs/ralph/blogView?showComments=true&entry=3364027251
> Ralph Johnson (gang of four) praises Erlang in a
> longish review of Joe's book. Great stuff from a
> veteran; here is the payoff:
> "Erlang is going to be a very important language. It
> could be the next Java. Its main problem is that there
> is no big company behind it. Instead, it is being
> pushed as an open source project. Its main advantage
> is that it is perfectly suited for the multi-core, web
> services future. In fact, it is the ONLY mature,
> rock-solid language that is suitable for writing
> highly scalable systems to run on multicore machines.
> ...
> I do not believe that other languages can catch up
> with Erlang anytime soon. It will be easy for them to
> add language features to be like Erlang. It will take
> a long time for them to build such a high-quality VM
> and the mature libraries for concurrency and
> reliability. So, Erlang is poised for success. If you
> want to build a multicore application in the next few
> years, you should look at Erlang."
> Best,
> Thomas
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