For the last few years, Erlang has been receiving lots of positive comments and interest. One of the most recent examples of that was Ralph Johnson's great blog post the other day called "Erlang, the next Java".

I think it has been something like 15 years since I first "saw" Erlang when some of the creators gave a tutorial for the department at the local university where I worked. I still remember that I just didn't get it, blush... I guess I wasn't alone in that since even Ericsson, the company where Erlang was developed, decided to go another route after a while.

Anyway, that is history. It's probably not too late to try to get it now, is it?