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This is a pretty good summary of what makes Erlang unique. There's definitely a learning curve, as he says, but once you start to 'get it', you can make some really solid stuff with it.

I've been having a lot of success with remotely debugging things with observer ( http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/observer/observer_ug.html ) and Recon ( http://ferd.github.io/recon/ ). I've been using the latter to compile code locally and quickly deploy it to a remote machine (while it's running, of course) to debug problems without going through a whole commit/pull/build cycle.

Some of the other responses in the thread are pretty good too:


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