Erlang, and the future.
I’m convinced that Erlang is going to see a large increase in popularity in the future. After reading about how the people at Ericsson, where it saw its birth, wrote a electronic switching system with a few million lines of code that should only fail one second every 30 years or every billion seconds. I’ve also read of YAWS ( Yet Another Web Server ), a web server wrote in Erlang that out performs Apache in parallel connections. (See it here) This means that things wrote in Erlang are very scalable. Erlang applications are also suited to solve heat issues you could find at a data center.
Okay.. So that’s the good.. but what’s the bad? Well first off it has a different paradigm that what many people are accustomed to. It is not Object Oriented, but Concurrency Oriented. Its syntax isn’t C-like to make it easier for you to learn.
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