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Erlang's Open Telecom Platform (OTP) Framework

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Aug 24, 2012 1

Steve Vinoski introduces Erlang’s OTP Frmework, outlining some of its main features, including several behaviors – implementations of common patterns useful for concurrent fault-tolerant applications.

Erlang for C# Developers

Posted by Bryan Hunter  on  Jun 18, 2012 4

Bryan Hunter introduces Erlang, comparing various language features with C#’s, emphasizing what it is good for and doing a demo.

Erlang, The Road Movie

Posted by Kresten Krab Thorup  on  Jun 14, 2012

Kresten Krab Thorup discusses cloud, multi-core, integration, high availability, and imperfect software starting from discoveries made while learning Erlang.

Objects, Anomalies, and Actors: The Next Revolution

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  May 18, 2012 8

Steve Vinoski believes that actor-oriented languages such as Erlang are better prepared for the challenges of the future: cloud, multicore, high availability and fault tolerance.

Building Polyglot Systems with Scalang

Posted by Cliff Moon  on  May 07, 2012 1

Cliff Moon discusses Scalang, a message passing and actor library enabling easy communication between Scala and Erlang apps, wrapping services in Scalang actors.

Building Highly Available Systems in Erlang

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  Apr 19, 2012 1

Joe Armstrong discusses highly available (HA) systems, introducing different types of HA systems and data, HA architecture and algorithms, 6 rules of HA, and how HA is done with Erlang.

Let It Crash ... Except When You Shouldn't

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Sep 20, 2011

Steve Vinoski explains how to avoid some of the Erlang errors that can bring down a system starting from the premise that not all the crashes are welcome as the “Let It Crash” philosophy might suggest.

Membase NoSQL: Clustered by Erlang

Posted by Sean Lynch and Matt Ingenthron  on  Sep 12, 2011

Sean Lynch and Matt Ingenthron introduce Membase, detailing how they added clustering features in Erlang, what they built and what lessons they leaned along the way.

Beam.js: Erlang Meets JavaScript

Posted by Yurii Rashkovskii  on  Aug 12, 2011

Yurii Rashkovskii presents Beam.js, a JavaScript platform built on erlv8 and providing bi-directional integration with Erlang.

A True Conversational Web

Posted by Robert Virding  on  Aug 02, 2011

Robert Virding discusses conversational web services and how Erlang can provide the necessary tools to write 2-way conversational applications using WebSockets.

ECC - Fun Writing Compilers

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  Jun 10, 2011 5

Joe Armstrong presents ECC, an optimizing compiler running on LLVM for writing C compilers for unusual architectures, for implementing DSLs and for experiments with JIT compilation.

Actor-based Programming

Posted by Jamie Ridgway  on  Jun 02, 2011 7

Jamie Ridgway explains what actors are, why we need them, what they are helpful for, the languages built around this programming paradigm, along with some demos showing actor-based apps.

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