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From Wout Mertens <>
Subject Erlang vs Scala
Date Tue, 07 Apr 2009 09:12:54 GMT
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.


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