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Things Break, Riak Bends

Posted by Justin Sheehy  on  Aug 09, 2011

Justin Sheehy talks about failure and the need to prepare for it, giving some real life examples along with techniques implemented in Riak to make it resilient to faults.

Message Passing Concurrency in Erlang

Posted by Joe Armstrong  on  May 29, 2010 1

Joe Armstrong explains through Erlang examples that message passage concurrency represents the foundation of scalable fault-tolerant systems.

Failure Comes in Flavors - Stability Anti-patterns

Posted by Michael Nygard  on  Sep 15, 2009 4

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.

Multicore Programming in Erlang

Posted by Ulf Wiger  on  Jul 16, 2009

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.

CouchDB and Me

Posted by Damien Katz  on  Jan 31, 2009 9

In this talk from RubyFringe, Damien Katz explains what drove him to create CouchDB, why he chose Erlang and more.

Architectures of extraordinarily large, self-sustaining systems

Posted by Richard P. Gabriel  on  Aug 29, 2008 4

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.

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