Archive for August, 2008



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 »



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 »



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 »



Erlang Heroes

Ruby has  Matz , C# has  Anders Hielsberg , and Erlang has Joe Armstrong, one of the creators of the language. He has a blog  here . I’m glad to see that as the language really starts to take off, one of the creators is still in the industry and there to be a part of it. That sounds odd to say, but… Read more »




Hello, world. Welcome to the first Erlang news blog. Any and all news in the world of concurrent computing, we’ll try to cover it here. Learn more about the blog here . The blog name and concept is inspired by one of my favorite ruby blogs,  Ruby Inside . Read more »