Elixir vs Erlang vs Go





What is Elixir?

Elixir leverages the Erlang VM, known for running low-latency, distributed and fault-tolerant systems, while also being successfully used in web development and the embedded software domain.

What is Erlang?

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.

What is Go?

Go is expressive, concise, clean, and efficient. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel type system enables flexible and modular program construction. Go compiles quickly to machine code yet has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. It's a fast, statically typed, compiled language that feels like a dynamically typed, interpreted language.

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        Review ofElixirElixir

        i've give a try to Ruby, Crystal, Python and GO, and yeah, for web development i use Elixir-Phoenix, because idk why just amazing, my phoenix app is very stable (comparing to api that written in other language), Ruby is slow, Crystal has unstable API, GO, umm yeah, you need too complicated (i use golang for microservice)

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        CEO at Stream
        Review ofGoGo

        Go has been a joy to work with. Performance is often 30x of what we used to see with Python. It's a performant and productive programming language: https://getstream.io/blog/switched-python-go/

        How developers use Elixir, Erlang, and Go
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        Karma uses GoGo

        The first time I actually started using Go was for software on our devices. So on our hotspots we have some custom software running in the firmware. For the first device, that was actually completely built by our manufacturer. But for the second generation most of the parts are built by us in-house and we needed a way to quickly develop software for the device. But we don't have any C programmers in-house, so we were actually looking for something that basically sits in between the friendliness of Ruby, but the performance and the ability to be deployed on an embedded system which you get with C. That's basically what led us to Go and it's been awesome for that. It works so well and so great. Since it works so great, it pushed us into looking into whether we should start using this for some backend services as well.

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        Flutter Health Inc. uses GoGo

        The following basic API endpoints are implemented on the server written in Go:

        • Authorization (Sign Up, Sign In)
        • Update user profile
        • Community: add post, like post, add comment, delete post, add reply to comment
        • Self-diagnosis: send data from the app to the server
        • Journal: send user data from the app to the server
        • Add groups of community
        • Report post, report comment, report reply
        • Block user
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        Zinc uses GoGo

        We wrote our own image processing, resizing, and snapshotting service in Go to allow our clients to send photos and GIFs to each other. Files are stored in S3, resized on the fly using OpenCV, and then cached in GroupCache before being served to clients.

        Go allows it all to be quite fast and efficient, and entirely non-blocking on uploads!

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        Diggernaut LLC uses GoGo

        Our main web scraping engine is built usign Golang because of the way how efficiently and fast this language is. Also out compilation facility let people who dont know Golang build fast as flash scrapers to run ourside of our platform without any knowledge in programming in Golang.

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        Refractal uses GoGo

        For some of our more taxing parts of our applications, something able to handle high I/O load quickly and with fast processing is needed. Go has completely filled that gap, allowing us to break down walls that would've been completely impossible with other languages.

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        Provide Booking uses ElixirElixir

        Huge boon to productivity when coupled with Phoenix. Moreover, it has made background jobs and all the unseen aspects of a business easily abstracted.

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        Walter uses ElixirElixir

        Knowledge collection, collation, and enrichment. Business logic.

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        Analytical Informatics uses ErlangErlang

        The central business logic and ETL engine is written in Erlang.

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        Mathias Vonende uses ErlangErlang

        Very nice programming language, used for backend integration.

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        Ruben Timmerman uses ElixirElixir

        For some internal tools like our email deliverability monitor

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        Ryan Jennings uses ErlangErlang

        foundation VM for phoenix framework

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        Ryan Jennings uses ElixirElixir

        language used by phoenix framework

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        Software Joint uses ErlangErlang

        Cowboy web server serves content

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        olenderhub uses ElixirElixir

        Elixir and Phoenix are awesome.

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        KongHack Inc. uses ErlangErlang

        Custom plugins for ejabberd

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