[erlang-questions] Erlang and Docker

Rad Gruchalski radek@REDACTED
Sun Nov 22 00:36:25 CET 2015

Nevertheless, it would be nice to read the article. Having been thinking about it, Erlang is the interesting unicorn case. Still, I’d like to read what the reasoning was.

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On Saturday, 21 November 2015 at 21:52, Felix Gallo wrote:

> Erlang is already like a miniaturized operating system implementing well-scheduled lightweight microservices, and releases (http://www.erlang.org/doc/design_principles/release_structure.html) are already a redistributable, self-contained, minimizable unit of deployment that can be monitored, inspected and logged using standard unix workflow.
> In my opinion, the cost-benefit of using docker is highly questionable even in its optimal use case, where the dev team is composed entirely of inexperienced front end javascript developers trying to deploy monolithic microservices and pretending they're being lightweight.  Maybe there's a case to be made for tooling which takes languages with terrible manageability and hides them behind something, but it's not at all clear that docker is the answer to that or any other question.  It makes a negative amount of sense to layer the highly ceremonial, unperformant, problem-multiplying docker abstraction on top of an actually light, already existing microservices architecture, and I wouldn't wish ownership of the resulting mutant chimera on my worst enemy.  But again -- my personal opinion.
> F.
> On Sat, Nov 21, 2015 at 11:04 AM, Kevin Montuori <montuori@REDACTED (mailto:montuori@REDACTED)> wrote:
> > >>>>> "dg" == David Goehrig <dave@REDACTED (mailto:dave@REDACTED)> writes:
> >  
> >     dg> At work, we've been deploying a wide range of Erlang apps on
> >     dg> Docker.  I'm working on a blog post ( and presentation ) on how
> >     dg> we manage our containers across multiple cloud providers.
> >  
> > Hi David --
> >  
> > I realize this is digging up a post from nearly six months ago but I'm
> > wondering if this blog post materialized?  Or if anyone out there had
> > new thoughts on distributed Erlang and Docker?
> >  
> > Thanks!
> > k.
> >  
> >  
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