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The new paper the blog post introduces: http://www.bailis.org/papers/ramp-sigmod2014.pdf

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Rails made Ruby very popular.

Django made Python very popular.

There is no killer webframework for Erlang. However, N2O looks promising. [1]

Also, the learning curve: I took me half a day to be good enough in Python and years to learn the basics in Erlang. It is way more complex and the standard library is plagued with inconsistent/messy interfaces. (They say it is because of legacy code support or other BS.) But under the ugly surface lies the hidden beauty: single assignment is great when reading other people's code. Patching several running servers without stopping with one command is thrilling. Or the built-in nice abstractions for distributed programming like rpc:multicall [2].

[1]: http://synrc.com/framework/web/

[2]: http://erldocs.com/R16B03-1/kernel/rpc.html#multicall/3

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Or 2 youtubes.

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There are too many raw edges on a Nokia 301, probably related to new features (which are not many). One can google for them. To me the most annoying is that panorama mode fails to save the photo ~20% of the time on a large and mostly empty SD card. 39 days standby is a lie. Mine barely manages a week of standby on 2G only. Earlier versions of this platform are more robust and seemingly less power hungry. I wish I had bought a 2-3 year old one.

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I prefer http://exponwords.com/ Lean, free, open source, web based, works well on mobile. I use it every day, mostly to learn German. (I know the author.)

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Neither is mine.

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Scroll down to pmcjones for example:

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3789788

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And people in the UK don't know it? :)

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Us Aussies neither, it seems :)

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"Racket's interactive mode encourages experimentation, and quick scripts easily compose into larger systems. Small scripts and large systems both benefit from native-code JIT compilation. When a system gets too big to keep in your head, you can add static types."

Impressive.

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"vertex.js is a graph database inspired by filesystems that supports automatic garbage collection and is built on node.js and tokyocabinet."

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