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Erlang - software for a concurrent world
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| by Joe Armstrong on May 27, 2008 |

How do you program a multicore computer? Easy - do it in Erlang. Erlang is a concurrent functional programming language designed for programming fault-tolerant systems. With share-nothing semantics and pure message passing, Erlang programs scales on multicore computers. In this talk, Joe introduces Erlang, the ideas of Concurrent Oriented Programming and commercial applications written in Erlang.

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Joe Armstrong is the principal inventor of Erlang and coined the term "Concurrency Oriented Programming". At Ericsson he developed Erlang and was chief architect of the Erlang/OTP system. In 1998 he formed Bluetail, which developed all its products in Erlang. In 2003 he obtain his PhD from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. He is author of the book "Software for a concurrent world".

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