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Lessons from Erlang: Principles of Building Reliable Systems

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  Jan 18, 2013

Garrett Smith discusses building reliable systems starting with lessons from Erlang, then outlining a set of principles and the practices for applying these principles in languages such as Ruby, Python, and Java.

Rewriting GitHub Pages with Riak and Webmachine

Posted by Jesse Newland  on  Dec 18, 2012

Jesse Newland discusses how GitHub pages were re-written with Erlang, Riak and Webmachine in order to improve their performance.

Real Time Bidding: Where Erlang Blooms

Posted by Fred Hebert  on  Dec 14, 2012

Fred Hebert discusses using Erlang for a real-time bidding system, providing some details of its design and architecture, along with lessons learned while implementing it.

Small is Beautiful

Posted by Mike Williams  on  Nov 28, 2012 1

Mike Williams discusses large vs. small software development teams, concluding that smaller teams are better suited for most cases.

Metaprogramming for the Masses

Posted by Richard Carlsson  on  Nov 20, 2012 1

Richard Carlsson introduces and demoes a library for using template strings with meta-variables. The library was used at Klarna to implement a DSL for business logic.

Erlang Scales … Do You?

Posted by Erik Happi Stenman  on  Nov 14, 2012

Erik Happi Stenman discusses 4 scalability basic requirements: the right business model, the right technology, the right people, and the right (amount of) process.

Building Cloud Services with Riak

Posted by Andy Gross  on  Oct 29, 2012

Andy Gross reports on how Basho used Riak and Erlang to build their cloud storage service.

What Can Be Done with Java but Should Better Be Done with Erlang

Posted by Pavlo Baron  on  Oct 16, 2012 1

Pavlo Baron presents code samples when in his opinion Erlang is a better fit than Java.

Polyglot Parallelism: A Case Study in Using Erlang and Ruby at Rackspace

Posted by Phil Toland  on  Oct 02, 2012

Phil Toland discusses using Erlang and Ruby providing backup for 20k network devices running in 8 datacenters across 3 continents for Rackspace’s operations.

Certifying Your Car with Erlang

Posted by John Hughes  on  Sep 20, 2012 2

John Hughes explains how Quviq tests embedded ECU software for AUTOSAR compliance using QuickCheck.

Erlang Embedded - Concurrent Blinkenlights and More!

Posted by Omer Kilic  on  Sep 12, 2012

Omer Kilic discusses challenges in today’s embedded systems, how Erlang can help in that domain and the current state of Erlang and plans for it regarding embedded systems.

A DSL for Scripting Refactoring in Erlang

Posted by Simon Thompson  on  Sep 04, 2012

Simon Thompson introduces Wrangler, a refactoring tool written in Erlang for Erlang code and embeddable in common IDEs, such as Emacs and Eclipse.

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