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Erlang, the Language from the Future?
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by Damien Katz on Aug 28, 2012 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 7-11, 2016. Join us!

Damien Katz explains the benefits and drawbacks of using Erlang, why this language is from the future and why Couchbase has migrated some of the CouchDB’s initial Erlang code to C/C++.


Damien Katz is a technologist, inventor, patent holder, entrepreneur, creator of CouchDB, co-founder and CTO of Couchbase. Damien began his engineering career working on Lotus Notes (IBM) and continued on at MySQL. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, including Data 2.0, QCon, MySQL Conference, Erlang Factory, StackOverflow DevDays, O'Reilly E Tech, and Ruby Fringe.

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