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Erlang vs Julia: 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, Julia is detailed as "A high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing". Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.

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

"Real time, distributed applications" is the primary reason why developers consider Erlang over the competitors, whereas "Lisp-like Macros" was stated as the key factor in picking Julia.

Erlang and Julia are both open source tools. Julia with 22.7K GitHub stars and 3.43K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Erlang with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks.

WhatsApp, Heroku, and thoughtbot are some of the popular companies that use Erlang, whereas Julia is used by inFeedo, Platform Project, and N26. Erlang has a broader approval, being mentioned in 70 company stacks & 47 developers stacks; compared to Julia, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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 Julia?

Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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      What are some alternatives to Erlang and Julia?
      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 Julia
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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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      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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      Reviews of Erlang and Julia
      Review ofJuliaJulia

      This language and its community are exactly how I have always dreamed them to be. The language is both easy to use/very flexible/powerful and very fast ! The community is very dynamic, open minded and ambitious.

      How developers use Erlang and Julia
      Avatar of BeastyBlacksmith
      BeastyBlacksmith uses JuliaJulia

      Fast development and fast execution time. Flawless communication between packages.

      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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