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Erlang vs Java EE: 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 Java EE? The standard in community-driven enterprise software. It is developed using the Java Community Process, with contributions from industry experts, commercial and open source organizations, Java User Groups, and countless individuals. It offers a rich enterprise software platform and with over 20 compliant implementations to choose from.

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

Erlang is an open source tool with 7.75K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Erlang's open source repository on GitHub.

WhatsApp, Heroku, and thoughtbot are some of the popular companies that use Erlang, whereas Java EE is used by TripAdvisor, GameDuell, and ICT Health. Erlang has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Java EE, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.

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Pros of Erlang
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    Concurrency Support
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    Real time, distributed applications
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    Fault tolerance
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    Soft real-time
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    Open source
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    Functional programming
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    Message passing
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    Immutable data
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    Works as expected
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    Facebook chat uses it at backend
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    Knowledgeable community
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    Practical
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    Bullets included
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    Inherits all java advantages
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    High level of security

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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.

    What is Java EE?

    It is developed using the Java Community Process, with contributions from industry experts, commercial and open source organizations, Java User Groups, and countless individuals. It offers a rich enterprise software platform and with over 20 compliant implementations to choose from.

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    What are some alternatives to Erlang and Java EE?
    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
    It is a general purpose language that can be used in any domain and use case, it is ideally suited for proprietary business logic and data analysis, fast prototyping and enhancing existing software environments with correct code, performance and scalability.
    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.
    Akka
    Akka is a toolkit and runtime for building highly concurrent, distributed, and resilient message-driven applications on the JVM.
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