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Erlang vs Haskell: What are the differences?

Developers describe Erlang as "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. On the other hand, Haskell is detailed as "An advanced purely-functional programming language". .

Erlang and Haskell can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

"Real time, distributed applications" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Erlang, while over 72 developers mention "Purely-functional programming " as the leading cause for choosing Haskell.

Erlang is an open source tool with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Erlang's open source repository on GitHub.

AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku are some of the popular companies that use Erlang, whereas Haskell is used by thoughtbot, DoxIQ, and Wagon. Erlang has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Haskell, which is listed in 33 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.

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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.

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    What are some alternatives to Erlang and Haskell?
    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.
    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.
    Clojure
    Clojure is designed to be a general-purpose language, combining the approachability and interactive development of a scripting language with an efficient and robust infrastructure for multithreaded programming. Clojure is a compiled language - it compiles directly to JVM bytecode, yet remains completely dynamic. Clojure is a dialect of Lisp, and shares with Lisp the code-as-data philosophy and a powerful macro system.
    OCaml
    It is an industrial strength programming language supporting functional, imperative and object-oriented styles. It is the technology of choice in companies where a single mistake can cost millions and speed matters,
    Akka
    Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
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    Avatar of Vagner Oliveira
    Vagner Oliveira uses HaskellHaskell
    Avatar of Tinkhaven
    Tinkhaven uses HaskellHaskell

    Backend logic (REST, Auth0, Redis, Postgres, functional graph library (fgl), ...)

    Avatar of RELEX Solutions
    RELEX Solutions uses HaskellHaskell

    Our internal deployment tool, called Mordor, is written in Haskell.

    Avatar of Analytical Informatics
    Analytical Informatics uses ErlangErlang

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

    Avatar of Mathias Vonende
    Mathias Vonende uses ErlangErlang

    Very nice programming language, used for backend integration.

    Avatar of Zetaops
    Zetaops uses HaskellHaskell

    Still experimental work for multikernel OS.

    Avatar of Ryan Jennings
    Ryan Jennings uses ErlangErlang

    foundation VM for phoenix framework

    Avatar of Software Joint
    Software Joint uses ErlangErlang

    Cowboy web server serves content

    Avatar of KongHack Inc.
    KongHack Inc. uses ErlangErlang

    Custom plugins for ejabberd

    Avatar of Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG
    Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses HaskellHaskell

    Don't worry, be type-safe.

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