Cliff Moon explains how to make Erlang programs faster by writing performance critical sections of the code in C using Native Implemented Function and by integrating libraries using the linked-in driver interface. He also shows how to safely use C drivers in the Erlang concurrent environment and how to debug them in a running VM.
Cliff Moon is the lead engineer for front-end systems at Powerset where he was instrumental in the design, implementation, launch, and operation of many of the company's production services. Cliff is an active contributor to open source projects and has created Dynomite, a distributed key/value store based on Amazon’s Dynamo and written in Erlang, currently in production use at Powerset.
The Erlang Factory is an event that focuses on Erlang - the computer language that was designed to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-realtime applications with requirements for high availability and high concurrency. The main part of the Factory is the conference - a two-day collection of focused subject tracks with an enormous opportunity to meet the best minds in Erlang and network with experts in all its uses and applications.