ErlangInside

Archive for 2008

22

Oct

Reia Brings Scripting to Erlang

As Erlang continues to grow in popularity, people are thinking about how to capture the advantages of Erlang’s VM and shared-nothing architecture, but present it in a more accessible way.  Reia  is the latest attempt on that front. Why?  Tony Arcieri  starts with testing, with the goal of taking… Read more »

11

Sep

Rails-style String Inflection for Erlang

Long ago when I was working on the ADO.NET framework (the first version), I made a doomed argument that strongly typed DataRows should have their strongly typed container objects pluralized. I was roundly but jovially made fun of, and everybody had a good laugh about how hard that would be for non Read more »

27

Ago

Is there a groundswell of interest in Erlang?

Over at Hypothetical Labs , the above question was asked: is there an erlang ‘groundswell’? Personally, I think Erlang interest is growing. I just started a project using Erlang/Mnesia instead of MySQL as the backend, with Ruby as the UI. Erlang will continue to grow and carve out a niche. But it… Read more »

19

Ago

Erlang for the Ruby Guy

Jon Gretar  has a  three   part   series  which is a simple introduction to Erlang for the Rubyist. He covers basic syntax, tuples, modules and functions and pattern matching, and the basics of recursion. Read more »

7

Ago

Ruby and Erlang Can Play Nice Together

InfoQ has a good  article  on Ruby and Erlang interaction.  EngineYard , the most visible and successful rails-focused host, is using Erlang in Vertebra, their cloud computing platform, which -- as we’ll cover in a separate post -- is an incredibly powerful statement for the growing place for… Read more »