Joe Armstrong explains through Erlang examples that message passage concurrency represents the foundation of scalable fault-tolerant systems.
Michael Nygard encourages us to have a failure oriented mindset. He presents many anti-patterns leading to systems instability and failure, accompanied by design patterns that should be used instead.
Ulf Wiger shows typical Erlang programs, patterns that scale well on multicore and patterns that don't, profiling and debugging parallel applications and ensuring correct behaviour with QuickCheck.
In this talk from RubyFringe, Damien Katz explains what drove him to create CouchDB, why he chose Erlang and more.
Can a system that is so large it cannot be comprehended be "designed" in a conventional sense? The foundations of computing are about to change. In this talk, Richard P. Gabriel explores why and how.