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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 Healthy Distributed Systems

Posted by Mark Phillips  on  Nov 07, 2012

Mark Phillips discusses 3 types of distributed systems and how they run them at Basho: Computer Systems, Communities, and Companies.

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.

The Ideal Programmer - Why They Don't Exist and How to Manage Without Them?

Posted by Mike Williams  on  Oct 24, 2012 2

Mike Williams outlines some of the main characteristics that make developers and teams perform better than the average.

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.

Sweden's Next Top Data Model

Posted by Ian Plosker  on  Oct 10, 2012

Ian Plosker explains why a data model needs to follow the query patterns when using a NoSQL storage solution.

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

Posted by Phil Toland  on  Oct 02, 2012 1

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

Innovation: What Every Developer Absolutely Needs to Know

Posted by Steve Vinoski  on  Sep 25, 2012

Steve Vinoski discusses innovation and product life cycles, how they affects the market and someone’s products, and what one should know in order to succeed in a very competitive landscape.

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