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From Sven Helmberger <sven.helmber...@gmx.de>
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:
> 
>    http://yarivsblog.com/articles/2008/05/18/erlang-vs-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.

Regards,
Sven Helmberger

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