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Functional Distributed Programming with Irmin

Posted by Anil Madhavapeddy  on  Oct 31, 2015

Anil Madhavapeddy introduces the Irmin library by means of a functional queue, shows how the Git mirroring works, and then demonstrates some more complex applications.


Concurrency Options on the JVM

Posted by Jessica Kerr  on  Oct 17, 2015 2

Jessica Kerr covers some of the concurrency tools existing in JVM languages including ExecutorService, Futures, Akka actors, and core.async coroutines, providing advice on writing deadlock-free code.


Maximizing Throughput on Multicore Systems

Posted by Irina Guberman  on  Oct 16, 2015

Irina Guberman discusses maximizing throughput on multicore systems with Erlang and the Jobs framework by Ulf Wiger.


Hello, Declarative World

Posted by Tom Stuart  on  Oct 08, 2015

Tom Stuart takes a look at some modern examples of declarative programming and explores how it can help with the applications built today.


Scaling Distributed Systems

Posted by Natalia Chechina  on  Oct 04, 2015

Natalia Chechina outlines features of actor and functional programming models, and the reason these models attract so much interest in parallel, concurrent, and scaling world.


Data Structure Adventures

Posted by Joseph Blomstedt  on  Oct 03, 2015

Joseph Blomstedt presents ongoing work to build a new set of high performance data structures for Erlang, including both single process data structures as well as various concurrent data structures.


Managing Complexity, Functionally

Posted by Ryan Trinkle  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ryan Trinkle explores functional techniques for managing complexity, examines what makes them successful in pure functional programming, and proposes ways that they can be applied in any context.


Erlang in the Cloud: The Talko Service Architecture

Posted by Ransom Richardson  on  Sep 26, 2015

Ransom Richardson presents the Talko service architecture, its implementation and operation in the cloud, why they are using Erlang for it and key things learned along the way.


Exercises in Programming Style

Posted by Crista Lopes  on  Sep 23, 2015 4

Crista Lopes demos writing the same program using multiple styles, showcasing the richness of human computational thought and the need to avoid being stuck with one or two styles for life.


The Timeless Way of Building Erlang Apps

Posted by Garrett Smith  on  Sep 20, 2015

Garrett Smith outlines a methodology for pattern discovery and presents a number of specific patterns that Erlang programmers can use to build programs that feel alive.


Evolving Projects to Concurrency with Wrangler

Posted by Simon Thompson  on  Sep 12, 2015

Simon Thompson shows how Wrangler can help with making systems run on multi-core hardware, including three Wrangler refactoring techniques for retrofitting concurrency to Erlang applications.


Leading an API Community

Posted by Keran McKenzie  on  Sep 09, 2015

Keran McKenzie takes a look at internationally successful developer programs looking at what developers love and hate, to show how to create, deliver and maintain an API community.

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