functional | the Arm
To start with, Riemann is a great monitoring tool, its code and the code of the clients I’ve been using is clean, readable and all our issues have been caused by misconfiguration or misunderstanding the tool. The support of Riemann itself has been great, aphyr. Why would you spend time in using, configuring and learning Riemann, which comes with a Clojure DSL for configuration? Can be run together with Riemann, but they solve a subset of what can Riemann can provide. We have a Riemann server running in p...
Martin's Programming Blog: May 2012
Akka and the Erlang legacy. I am trying to write programs that solve problems in the areas where Erlang. Typically excels such as;. Event-driven, asynchronous, non-blocking programming model. Scalability (location transparency etc). Fault tolerance (supervisors, "let it crash"). The closest we've got on the JVM is Akka. Which claims to have all features (and more) listed above. Akka is the " killer app. However, interfacing to Akka from Clojure is not nice. The bigger question is if it's worth pursuing?