C# vs Erlang: What are the differences?
What is Erlang? A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.
C# and Erlang can be categorized as "Languages" tools.
"Cool syntax" is the primary reason why developers consider C# over the competitors, whereas "Real time, distributed applications" was stated as the key factor in picking Erlang.
Erlang is an open source tool with 7.7K GitHub stars and 2.09K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Erlang's open source repository on GitHub.
Intuit, Stack Exchange, and OpenTable are some of the popular companies that use C#, whereas Erlang is used by AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku. C# has a broader approval, being mentioned in 684 company stacks & 1119 developers stacks; compared to Erlang, which is listed in 70 company stacks and 45 developer stacks.
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C# is the most productive production language - it exposes a lot of functional conveniences along with the robustness of strong typing. And they're finally embracing the open source community - a huge plus.
We use the basic syntax (
while) and object oriented constructs (classes, very simple inheritance).
We also use lambdas and block methods extensively, an intermediate level programming construct, but in a very formulaic and predictable way.
PrometheanTV has used .NET and C# for several back-end applications and services including the Morphic Video Task System utilized to stream video assets to a variety of video delivery platforms including, Akamai, Brightcove, and others.
Used to create personal projects that call for a more organized approach to software architecture. Great stable 3rd party libraries in NuGet for tasks like creating web apps (ASP.NET Core) and IoC containers.
The main Carbonmade backend / API is written in C# and is ready to run on the CLR. We currently host on Windows but are preparing to migrate to Linux when the CoreCLR stabilizes.