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Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz on Riak and CouchDB

Interview with Justin Sheehy Follow 0 Followers , Damien Katz Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 05, 2011

Justin Sheehy and Damien Katz discuss Riak and CouchDB, the strengths and trade-offs of different approaches to NoSQL, and why both databases are written in Erlang.

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Kostis Sagonas on Erlang, Types, Static Analysis and Refactoring

Interview with Kostis Sagonas Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 20, 2011

Kostis Sagons talks about how type checking can help with a dynamic language like Erlang and how static analysis tools like Dialyzer or automated refactoring tools like Tidier help keep code clean.

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Bob Ippolito on Erlang and MochiWeb

Interview with Bob Ippolito Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 06, 2011 2

Bob Ippolito talks about building web services with the Erlang-based MochiWeb and the differences to the Yaws web server, the strengths of Erlang and Python, and more.

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Ville Tuulos on Big Data and Map/Reduce in Erlang and Python with Disco

Interview with Ville Tuulos Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 24, 2011

Ville Tuulos talks about Disco, the Map/Reduce framework for Python and Erlang, real-world data mining with Python, the advantages of Erlang for distributed and fault tolerant software, and more.

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Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson on Erlang

Interview with Francesco Cesarini Follow 0 Followers , Simon Thompson Follow 0 Followers on  May 26, 2011

Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson discuss how Erlang's design allows fault tolerance and resilience, modular error handling, details of the actor model implementation and distributed programming.

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Erlang Inventors Talk Language Future

Interview with Joe Armstrong Follow 2 Followers , Robert Virding Follow 1 Followers on  May 18, 2011

In this interview Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding, co-inventors of the Erlang language, talk about the future of the language, including its use in web programming, its ability to scale and more. The duo also discuss Erlang support for NoSQL databases, running the language on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and comparisons with other languages such as Google’s Go.

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Debasish Ghosh on DSLs and Akka

Interview with Debasish Ghosh Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 29, 2011

Debasish Gosh talks about Domain Specific Languages: how to build DSLs with Scala or XText, real world DSLs, parser combinators and monads. Also: how Akka brings actor-based programming to the JVM.

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Contrasting Haskell & Erlang in peer-to-peer protocol implementation

Interview with Jesper Louis Andersen Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 04, 2011 1

Based on his experience of writing BitTorrent clients - Combinatorrent and Etorrent – in Haskell and Erlang respectively, Jesper Louis Andersen presents the advantages of using these languages as well as the challenges that he encountered. He details how did he exploit the elegance of each of these two languages to leverage robust concurrency based on message-passing.

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Scala, Erlang, F# Creators Discuss Functional Languages

Interview with Joe Armstrong Follow 2 Followers , Martin Odersky Follow 1 Followers , Don Syme Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 18, 2010 9

In this interview from the Erlang Factory event in London, three creators of modern functional languages -- Martin Odersky, creator of Scala; Joe Armstrong, a creator of Erlang; and Don Syme, creator of F# -- discuss the similarities and differences of their creations. They also discuss their languages’ common thread -- that they integrate object-oriented features in functional languages.

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Mariano Guerra on the Efene and Erlang VM as Language Platform

Interview with Mariano Guerra Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 26, 2010

Mariano Guerra talks about Efene, a new language that targets the Erlang VM, which attempts to provide nicer syntax than Erlang.

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Ulf Wiger on Robustness and Scalability in Erlang

Interview with Ulf Wiger Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 13, 2010

Ulf Wiger explains the origins of some of Erlang's core principles and how they're even more relevant today. Also: a look at the strengths of Erlang, Clojure and Haskell.

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Simon Thompson and John Hughes on Functional Programming with Erlang and Haskell

Interview with Simon Thompson Follow 0 Followers , John Hughes Follow 0 Followers on  Sep 28, 2010 1

Functional programming experts Simon Thompson and John Hughes discuss functional programming in today’s computing environments, particularly through the use of the Erlang and Haskell languages. In addition to debating the intricacies of both languages and their similarities and differences, Thompson and Hughes also discuss the growing popularity and maturity if functional programming.

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