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.