[erlang-questions] Erlang and Akka

Lee Sylvester lee.sylvester@REDACTED
Tue Aug 26 21:45:15 CEST 2014

My thoughts are simply that, where Erlang was designed from the ground up to cater, Akka has been built on top of a platform that has not.  There is much that Erlang provides for free that just makes life easy.  Akka may do this, too, but since it’s built on the JVM, you’re bound to run into some headaches.


On 26 Aug 2014, at 20:34, Youngkin, Rich <richard.youngkin@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm working on an application written in Erlang. In recent months there have been more and more questions questioning Erlang/OTP.  There is general recognition that many of the Erlang/OTP's features (e.g., immutable state,supervision) are beneficial.  The questions mostly revolve around availability of Erlang expertise and supporting libraries (e.g., Cassandra support just to name one whereas Akka has the entire JVM ecosystem available to it). Akka has been proposed as an alternative to Erlang.
> Googling around for good comparisons between Erlang and Akka hasn't turned up a lot of useful information, but there is some (e.g., http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4491039/how-does-akka-compare-to-erlang).
> I'd be interested if anyone in this community has any advice and/or opinions regarding Erlang vs. Akka.  Anyone?
> Thanks,
> Rich
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