Small Erlang: An answer looking for a problem
June 18, 2013 6:11 AM Subscribe
What are some practical, small (meaning not necessarily enterprise scale) uses for Erlang?
posted by ignignokt to technology (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been reading about Erlang lately, and I find it very interesting, and it makes me think fondly of coding in Scheme and Lisp in college (perhaps with a bit of rose-tinting). The immutable variables aspect is especially weird and fascinating.
I want to get into this, but I have to be really careful with my time these days. I don't want to invest time in something I'm not going to use.
Erlang seems to be mostly applied to massive scaling problems on the server side. While that's cool, I'd like to know how it works in smaller personal projects, generally. Answers like, "no, it's just useful for massive high-traffic and quant problems" are fine.