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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; Markdown: Text-to-HTML conversion tool/syntax for web writers, by John Gruber. Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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

"Real time, distributed applications" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Erlang, while over 345 developers mention "Easy formatting" as the leading cause for choosing Markdown.

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.

Asana, Code School, and GoSquared are some of the popular companies that use Markdown, whereas Erlang is used by AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku. Markdown has a broader approval, being mentioned in 756 company stacks & 718 developers stacks; compared to Erlang, which is listed in 70 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.

What is Markdown?

Markdown is two things: (1) a plain text formatting syntax; and (2) a software tool, written in Perl, that converts the plain text formatting to HTML.

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    What are some alternatives to Erlang and Markdown?
    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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    How developers use Erlang and Markdown
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    StackShare uses MarkdownMarkdown

    We’re using Markdown parsers for Reviews, Blog Posts, and Stack Description (the text you’re reading right now). We’re using Bootstrap Markdown for content input (except for reviews) and RedCarpet for rendering in certain places.

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    Wing Tang Wong uses MarkdownMarkdown

    Markdown represents a highly portable and lightweight text formatting. I had converted all of my Wordpress posts to Markdown prior to migrating over to Jekyll and eventually to Hugo. The fact that many generators support Markdown means that my content remains portable regardless of the platform/engine I use.

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    Volkan Özçelik uses MarkdownMarkdown

    What you see is not what you get, never it is.

    Documentation is better in Markdown format. You don’t need anything special to read it.

    It is compact, portable, comparable.

    Markdown is my text file format of choice.

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    Jeff Flynn uses MarkdownMarkdown

    Because it is almost an effortless markup language without ever having to write an HTML tag. Of course, you'll want to use it in environments that make it look pretty (GitHub, etc.)

    Avatar of Roger Salomonsson
    Roger Salomonsson uses MarkdownMarkdown

    Using StackEdit to edit markdown files for blog roll and about sections. MD files are stored in Google Drive and pushed to GH pages through StackEdit.

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    Analytical Informatics uses ErlangErlang

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

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    Mathias Vonende uses ErlangErlang

    Very nice programming language, used for backend integration.

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    Ryan Jennings uses ErlangErlang

    foundation VM for phoenix framework

    Avatar of Software Joint
    Software Joint uses ErlangErlang

    Cowboy web server serves content

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    KongHack Inc. uses ErlangErlang

    Custom plugins for ejabberd

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