[erlang-questions] Erlang newbie questions

Tim Watson watson.timothy@REDACTED
Wed Oct 19 12:49:13 CEST 2011

There is also a very basic Erlang plugin for IntelliJ and there used to be a
Netbeans based project although I don't know if it's still alive.

On 19 October 2011 11:01, CGS <cgsmcmlxxv@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi Gerry,
> I think there is a nice editor based on Eclipse product (check this link
> http://erlide.org/index.html). It's not visual environment in the classic
> sense, but it can boost your productivity pretty much. I used eclipse for
> JAVA (never tried for Erlang because I got used with ol' good text editors
> like mcedit and vim :D ) and I know it's really powerful (I liked it even
> more than NetBeans). So, give it a try, maybe it's what you need.
> Cheers,
> On 10/18/2011 10:11 PM, Gerry Weaver wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I want to thank y'all again for the extremely helpful information and
>> explanations. I must say I am pleasantly surprised by the objectivity in
>> many of your responses. I too, am much more interested in using the "right
>> tool for the job".
>> I have been doing quite a bit of experimentation with Erlang and OTP. I
>> find myself at a point where I definitely want the Erlang tool in my
>> toolbox. I can see several instances on both past and future projects where
>> Erlang could have been, or would be, a pretty interesting choice. Having
>> said this, I want to come up with a good project that would afford me the
>> opportunity to dig in a lot deeper. One thing that I think is missing from
>> the big Erlang picture, is a good development environment (IDE). I know that
>> there are a few attempts at this, but they are not really what I'm looking
>> for. I think the best way to describe what I want, is something like
>> QtCreator/C++ Builder. I originally didn't think much of these tools, but I
>> have found the productivity boost they provide very useful. When I think
>> about the things that would need to be done to make such a tool for Erlang,
>> I believe it
>> could give me insight into several things I would like to know a lot more
>> about. I think it could be a good driver to push me into learning those
>> things. When I consider some of the Erlang specific things like C nodes,
>> Toolbar, etc., I imagine a very interesting project. I realize this may be
>> somewhat ambitious, but regardless of the ultimate outcome, I really don't
>> see the downside of trying. So... to that end...
>> What would be the best/recommended way, in Erlang specific terms, to
>> integrate with the Erlang VM. I would think that the ability to reset the VM
>> to a fresh state, start and stop processes, Monitor processes, etc. etc.
>> would be important beyond the normal compile/run functions. I guess what I'm
>> really asking here is just some general advice about what a tool like this
>> would look like in Erlang terms. I intend to use Qt as the gui toolkit. It
>> would allow me to cover all of the most import platforms. I am very
>> interested in any thoughts y'all have about this. I intend to start laying
>> the foundation for this straight away. Another big motivating factor is the
>> fact that I would like very much to have a tool like this for my own use.
>> The code editor, Erlang shell, Toolbar combination is usable, but it would
>> be nice to pull all of these things together in one interface.
>> Thanks,
>> -G
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