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Using Erlang in a Carrier-Grade Media Distribution Switch

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Jan 07, 2011 1

Steve Vinoski talks about the media distribution market and how Erlang is used in a media distribution switch to control the video stream flow at speeds up to 200Gb/s and handling tens of thousands of open HTTP connections.

Availability, the Cloud and Everything

Posted by Joe Williams  on  Dec 09, 2010

Joe Williams discusses how distributed systems, cloud computing and automated configuration management affect system’s availability. He exemplifies with a database service built on CouchDB, Erlang, Chef, all running on EC2.

Fast Enough

Posted by Cliff Moon  on  Nov 08, 2010

Cliff Moon explains how to make Erlang programs faster by writing performance critical sections of the code in C using Native Implemented Function and by integrating libraries using the linked-in driver interface. He also shows how to safely use C drivers in the Erlang concurrent environment and how to debug them in a running VM.

Computation Abstraction: Going Beyond Programming Language Glue

Posted by Sadek Drobi  on  Nov 02, 2010 1

Sadek Drobi talks about abstracting the control syntax (glue), giving examples from mainstream and FP languages: Null, propagating errors, events, asynchronous programming, lists, streams, channels, functors, monads, and custom abstractions.

Writing a Technical Book

Posted by Eric Merritt, Martin Logan and Richard Carlsson  on  Oct 13, 2010

Eric Merritt, Martin Logan and Richard Carlsson share their story, the challenges and lessons learned along the way as first time book authors (“Erlang and OTP in Action”) from engaging into such a project, coming up with a TOC, reviews, production, print and working with the publisher throughout all the phases.

A Discussion of Basic vs. Applied Research in the Software Domain and the Creation of Erlang

Posted by Bjarne Däcker  on  Sep 17, 2010 1

Bjarne Däcker recounts the story of CSLab at Ericsson, the birthplace or Erlang, how it started, some of the projects leading to Erlang, and its eventual success inside Ericsson as Erlang/OTP.

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