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Lessons from Erlang: Principles of Building Reliable Systems



Garrett Smith discusses building reliable systems starting with lessons from Erlang, then outlining a set of principles and the practices for applying these principles in languages such as Ruby, Python, and Java.


Garrett Smith is architect at CloudBees, a leading Java platform-as-a-service vendor. Garrett works on the services that drive CloudBees’ Java runtime environments, host to tens of thousands of dynamic, scalable web applications and databases. In his spare time, Garrett teaches Erlang, hacks code, sips whiskey, and creates videos like “MongoDb Is Web Scale” and “Node.js Is Bad Ass Rock Star Tech”.

About the conference

Strange Loop is a multi-disciplinary conference that aims to bring together the developers and thinkers building tomorrow's technology in fields such as emerging languages, alternative databases, concurrency, distributed systems, mobile development, and the web. Strange Loop was created in 2009 by software developer Alex Miller and is now run by a team of St. Louis-based friends and developers under Strange Loop LLC, a for-profit but not particularly profitable venture.

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Jan 18, 2013