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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. Some of his presentation’s nuggets are: using the wrong abstractions makes life artificially difficult; it’s not about objects, it’s about messages; no shared memory; messages enforce isolation if communication is asynchronous; it’s all about protocols.

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 in order to succeed. He presents many anti-pattern examples that lead to systems instability and ultimately lead to failure. He also presents the corresponding stability 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

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.

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