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Designing with Passion

Posted by Joe Armstrong, Evan Czaplicki, Bruce Tate, Dave Thomas, John Hughes  on  Jul 08, 2016 1

Panelists answer questions on the languages they contributed to: How do you organize thoughts and code? What unique advances in usability did your language make? Why do your users love to code in it?


Fault-Tolerant Sensor Nodes with Erlang/OTP and Arduino

Posted by Kenji Rikitake  on  Jun 25, 2016

Kenji Rikitake discusses using Erlang/OTP for IoT, covering communication protocols, design principles and overcoming hardware limitations for endpoint devices in fault-tolerant systems.


A CutEr Tool

Posted by Kostis Sagonas  on  Jun 19, 2016

Kostis Sagonas introduces the idea of concolic unit testing of Erlang programs and the CutEr tool, how it is different, and how it can be used to identify errors in programs in a fully automatic way.


An Erlang-Based Philosophy for Service Reliability

Posted by Jamshid Mahdavi  on  Jun 03, 2016 2

Jamshid Mahdavi explains how WhatsApp has developed their server components, the deployment processes, and how they monitor, alert, and repair the inevitable failures in a billion-users service.


Fast, Parallel, or Reliable: Pick 3, a Tour of Elixir

Posted by Jordan Day  on  Dec 20, 2015

Jordan Day introduces the Elixir language, its syntax and the semantics of an Elixir application, highlighting differences that make Elixir apps more reliable than those written in other languages.


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.


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.


Erlang in the Cloud: The Talko Service Architecture

Posted by Ransom Richardson  on  Sep 26, 2015 1

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.


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.


LDB: 10x Performance Increase after Rewriting Linked-in C Module in Pure Erlang

Posted by Daniel Pezely  on  Sep 05, 2015

Daniel Pezely discusses the 10 fold performance increase of a Lisp and C system after rewriting it in Erlang, outlining where issues existed before and the design and implementation of the new system.


Distributed Eventually Consistent Computations

Posted by Christopher Meiklejohn  on  Aug 15, 2015

Christopher Meiklejohn looks at applying two techniques together, deterministic data flow programming and conflict-free replicated data types, to create highly available and fault-tolerant systems.

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