[erlang-questions] Erlang and Akka

Leonard Boyce leonard.boyce@REDACTED
Tue Aug 26 22:58:03 CEST 2014


This old discussion may be of interest:

On Tue, Aug 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM, 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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