Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.
Steve Vinoski introduces Erlang’s OTP Frmework, outlining some of its main features, including several behaviors – implementations of common patterns useful for concurrent fault-tolerant applications.
Bryan Hunter introduces Erlang, comparing various language features with C#’s, emphasizing what it is good for and doing a demo.
Peter Van Roy discusses solving concurrency issues with deterministic concurrency using Ozma, an extension of the Scala language employing the Oz deterministic dataflow concepts.
Trisha Gee introduces Disruptor, a concurrency framework based on a data structure – a ring buffer – that enables fast message passing in a parallel environment.
Jeff Lindsay discusses creating distributed and concurrent systems using ZeroMQ – a lightweight message queue-, and gevent – a coroutine-based networking library.
Steve Vinoski believes that actor-oriented languages such as Erlang are better prepared for the challenges of the future: cloud, multicore, high availability and fault tolerance.
Joshua Bloch, Robert Bocchino, Sebastian Burckhardt, Hassan Chafi, Russ Cox, Benedict Gaster, Guy Steele, David Ungar, and Tucker Taft discuss the future of computing in a multicore world.
Martin Thompson and Michael Barker explain how Intel x86_64 processors and their memory model work along with low-level techniques that help creating lock-free software.
Ivan Sutherland elaborates on the idea of a “prison” defined by sequential computers that work with sequential character strings making communication expensive and obstructing concurrency.
Dierk König introduces GPars, Groovy’s library for concurrent programming, explaining a simpler and less error-prone way to use fork/join, map/reduce, actors, and dataflow in Java and Groovy.
Josh Suereth presents the new features available in Akka 2.0: clustered actors, including stateless and stateful ones, replication and the Cluster API.