In this talk from RubyFringe, Damien Katz explains what drove him to create CouchDB, why he chose Erlang and more.
Picture a system so large it cannot be comprehended. Can such a system be "designed" in any conventional sense? Will machines help design it? Will it help design itself? How will it keep running? Will it be alive? The foundations of computing are about to change. In this talk, Richard P. Gabriel explores why and how.