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From Sven Helmberger <>
Subject Re: Erlang vs Scala
Date Tue, 07 Apr 2009 11:11:07 GMT
Wout Mertens schrieb:
> Hi everyone,
> I've always been worried about the fact that CouchDB runs on Erlang. 
> After all, the Erlang ecosystem isn't that large or well-established in 
> (non-telephony) enterprise settings.
> That's why, when I read about Scala, my interest was piqued. Scala is 
> Java with adaptations to make it scale. Adaptations mostly nicked from 
> Erlang, no less. On top of that, Scala compiles to JVM bytecode, so that 
> it's "entreprise-compatible". In our company, the preferred application 
> is Java based, because the deployment teams understand it and know how 
> to manage JVM farms.
> So I began to wonder if it wouldn't be better for CouchDB to be written 
> in Scala.
> Here's a link I found comparing Erlang and Scala:
> After reading the blogpost I was thinking "maybe not" but after the 
> comments, I'm not so sure any more.
> So I'm wondering what everybody here thinks.
> Wout.

Personally I would love to have couchdb running on java, even if teh 
performance sucks badly. It would be too sweet to have couchdb 
applications that run via java webstart.

Sven Helmberger

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