An Open Letter to the Erlang Beginner (or Onlooker)

“One of the #erlang regulars, Jesper Louis Andersen (jlouis) recently posted a reply to an old post about whether Erlang is overhyped or not.

I definitely have to agree with jlouis on this one and his blog post is pretty good. His reply stirred a lot of arguments up on social websites such as reddit or Hacker News, but really none of these arguments were new or unknown to the Erlang community. I’ve decided to write this blog post addressing a few points about it…”