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Erlang vs Imba: 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.

What is Imba? Take a whole lot of Ruby, a pinch of Python and some React, get Imba. Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.

Erlang and Imba belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

Erlang and Imba are both open source tools. It seems that Erlang with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Imba with 3.5K GitHub stars and 128 GitHub forks.

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 Imba?

Imba is a new programming language for the web that compiles to performant and readable JavaScript. It has language level support for defining, extending, subclassing, instantiating and rendering dom nodes.
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          What are some alternatives to Erlang and Imba?
          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.
          Haskell
          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,
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          Decisions about Erlang and Imba
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          Erlang
          Erlang
          Elixir
          Elixir
          Consul
          Consul

          Postmates built a tool called Bazaar that helps onboard new partners and handles several routine tasks, like nightly emails to merchants alerting them about items that are out of stock.

          Since they ran Bazaar across multiple instances, the team needed to avoid sending multiple emails to their partners by obtaining lock across multiple hosts. To solve their challenge, they created and open sourced ConsulMutEx, and an Elixir module for acquiring and releasing locks with Consul and other backends.

          It works with Consul鈥檚 KV store, as well as other backends, including ets, Erlang鈥檚 in-memory database.

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          Sebastian G臋bski
          Sebastian G臋bski
          CTO at Shedul/Fresha | 7 upvotes 38.5K views
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          AppSignal
          AppSignal
          Hex
          Hex
          Credo
          Credo
          Erlang
          Erlang
          Phoenix Framework
          Phoenix Framework
          Elixir
          Elixir

          Another major decision was to adopt Elixir and Phoenix Framework - the DX (Developer eXperience) is pretty similar to what we know from RoR, but this tech is running on the top of rock-solid Erlang platform which is powering planet-scale telecom solutions for 20+ years. So we're getting pretty much the best from both worlds: minimum friction & smart conventions that eliminate the excessive boilerplate AND highly concurrent EVM (Erlang's Virtual Machine) that makes all the scalability problems vanish. The transition was very smooth - none of Ruby developers we had decided to leave because of Elixir. What is more, we kept recruiting Ruby developers w/o any requirement regarding Elixir proficiency & we still were able to educate them internally in almost no time. Obviously Elixir comes with some more tools in the stack: Credo , Hex , AppSignal (required to properly monitor BEAM apps).

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          How developers use Erlang and Imba
          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 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

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