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Erlang, the Language from the Future?

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Aug 28, 2012 5

Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.

Combinatorrent - Writing Haskell Code for Fun and Profit

Posted by Jesper Louis Andersen  on  Aug 27, 2012

Jesper Louis Andersen presents a case study of a BitTorrent client written in Haskell, drawing conclusions on what is great and not so great in Haskell and comparing it with a similar Erlang client.

"Big Data" and the Future of DevOps

Posted by Ram Singh  on  Aug 24, 2012 2

Ram C Singh discusses using Big Data for infrastructure telemetry along with good practices and an autonomic engine to create an autonomic computing infrastructure that might prevent downtime.

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.

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