[Midlands] [OT] Erlang User Group
connorsml at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 21:45:08 IST 2010
Seems most of the jobs advertised are Stockholm based (Maybe Ericsson
spin-offs). But there are some companies dotted around that use Erlang.
There is a usergroup in Paris and a couple of well established Erlang shops
there. There are a few in Amsterdam also. It is also used by Facebook for
the instant messaging system.
I would say that the killer apps are:
Ejabberd: XMPP server (Instant messaging such as facebook chat or google
CouchDB: NoSQL database
However I am doing web-development with it: http://zotonic.com/ or
Here is a Jobs Site that was recently established for Erlang positions, site
is of created in Erlang: http://totally-erlang.com/
<http://totally-erlang.com/>Nokia have a project called Disco that sees
Erlang work with Python: http://discoproject.org/
So I would say rather than it being a case of people still using it, it is
more a case of people starting to use it, and in ways that were never
imagined when it was created by Ericsson.
On 30 September 2010 22:04, martin naughton <blades2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Michael,
> well done on setting up a group. Do many companies use
> erlang any more? I work for ericsson in ireland and they do not use here.
> Maybe some where else in the world.
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 11:01 AM, Michael Connors <connorsml at gmail.com>wrote:
>> We have just started an Erlang Ireland Google Group
>> http://groups.google.com/group/erlang-ireland?hl=en with the intention of
>> creating a point of contact for people in Ireland interested in Erlang.
>> Erlang is a functional language which is suited to writing scalable
>> distributed applications. If you are running Ubuntu you can install it
>> apt-get. You can find a good overview of the language here:
>> If there are enough people interested perhaps we can organize talks,
>> tutorials or social meetups in Dublin or elsewhere in the country.
>> Michael Connors
>> Midlands mailing list
>> Midlands at linux.ie
> Martin Naughton
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