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How tech giants spread open source programming love

Paul Rubens | Jan. 11, 2016
Industry giants like Google, Facebook and Ericsson have already solved many of the large-scale problems that smaller companies are now facing.

That's been the experience of Bet365. Although Erlang is a mature language, it's only recently that its suitability for many online platforms has been broadly recognized. That means that recruiting Erlang developers has not been easy, Mullaparthi says, and allowances have had to be made.

"It would certainly have been hard if I had said that I wanted everyone in the office every day," he concludes. "But we have not had a problem once we realized that. Now we work with developers who work remotely elsewhere in the country. Also we are taking on fresh graduates and training them ourselves," he says.

 

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