[erlang-questions] A farewell to Erlang

Jesse Gumm gumm@REDACTED
Thu Jan 9 18:43:34 CET 2014

Good luck with your adventures in statistics!

And when you inevitably have to scale up massively, you'll already know the
appropriate tool to direct your employees toward.

See you around the big city,


Jesse Gumm
Owner, Sigma Star Systems
414.940.4866 || sigma-star.com || @jessegumm
On Jan 8, 2014 3:32 PM, "Evan Miller" <emmiller@REDACTED> wrote:

> Friends and heroes,
> As some of you know I run a couple of popular open-source Erlang projects
> (Chicago Boss, the Rails-like web framework, and ErlyDTL, the Django
> template library). As of today I am retiring from the projects.
> This retirement has been in the works for several months, so I am pleased
> to announce that both projects will be in good hands. ErlyDTL will be taken
> over by Andreas Stenius, who is an active contributor to the Zotonic
> project as well as to ErlyDTL. Andreas has been doing great work
> reconciling mainline ErlyDTL with the Zotonic fork of ErlyDTL, and I'm
> excited to see the code that emerges. Andreas will be the third maintainer
> in ErlyDTL's history; in 2009 I took over duties from Roberto Saccon, who
> started the project in 2007. Watch out for a 0.8 announcement from Andreas
> in the coming weeks.
> I started Chicago Boss several years ago with a vision of harnessing the
> power of Erlang to deliver modern websites. Most of the pieces of that
> vision are in place, but it still needs a bit of work before victory can be
> declared. I've been in charge of Chicago Boss since its inception, and I'm
> afraid it has become a bit larger than what one person can manage. So I'm
> very pleased to announce that two members of the Erlang community will be
> driving development from here to version 1.0.
> The new leadership team is Zachary Kessin and Dmitry Polyanovsky. You
> might know Zach from the Mostly Erlang podcast as well as the "Building Web
> Applications with Erlang" O'Reilly book. Although new to Chicago Boss,
> he'll be working on the framework full-time under the direction of Dmitry,
> who is a longtime CB contributor. Zach and Dmitry have been actively adding
> tests, docs, and error messages to Chicago Boss in order to bring the
> project to maturity. They were 100% responsible for the recent successful
> 0.8.8 and 0.8.9 releases of the framework, and I can't wait to see what's
> next from them.
> You can read my full announcement about the CB transition (including my
> reasons for moving on) here:
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/chicagoboss/ekU5gZ_Ty2o
> I'm happy to say that the Chicago Boss project and community are in better
> shape than ever, so if you like the idea of building an easy-to-use web
> framework in Erlang, now is a great time to get involved!
> By the way, the repositories have been moved off of my personal GitHub
> account to fresh URLs, so please update your bookmarks accordingly
> (assuming you still do that sort of thing):
> https://github.com/erlydtl/erlydtl
> https://github.com/ChicagoBoss
> On a personal note, since Chicago Boss and ErlyDTL were the only things
> keeping me hacking in Erlang, I'm afraid you won't have me to "kick around"
> anymore. I learned a tremendous amount from the Erlang community, and the
> two conferences I attended last year were pure geek heaven. I consider the
> Erlang VM to be a modern marvel of software engineering, and it was a true
> privilege to get to know some of the brains behind it. But there's a time
> for all things, and I believe it's time for me to move on to other projects.
> I have particularly relished my role as an iconoclast, protector of the
> pmods, and occasional straw-man here on the erlang-questions mailing list.
> If for some perverse reason you'd like to carry on my memory here, just
> remember 1) we all got into programming because it was fun 2) nice syntax
> is sometimes more important than program correctness and 3) great things
> often begin life as dirty hacks.
> So much for valediction. It's been a fun ride. Goodbye, Erlang! I'll carry
> the gospel of crashing wherever I go.
> Evan
> --
> Evan Miller
> http://www.evanmiller.org/
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