I haven’t finished learning Erlang yet, but I have already been looking at what software libraries and frameworks are available to an Erlang programmer.  One of the most promising of these frameworks is Erlyweb.  It is more than just a port of the venerable Ruby on Rails to Erlang.  It actively takes advantage of various strengths of Erlang.  It takes the general concept of Rails and gives it that comfortable, simple, elegant, Erlang feel.  Anyway, just from looking at the example code on the website, I am extremely impressed.  I think that perhaps building web applications with frameworks like Erlyweb may compensate for the overall lack of fully featured and mature traditional GUI toolkit bindings available for Erlang.  I continue to be impressed by this “little language that could.”

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