Erlang - software for a concurrent world

Posted in Conferences, Development on June 04, 2008


Erlang - software for a concurrent world

Summary
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.

Bio
Joe Armstrong is the principle 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".

About the conference
JAOO is the premier European developer conference on software technology, methods and best practices. The conference presents in-depth presentations and tutorials by researchers, engineers and trend-setters in software engineering and technology.

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Tags: Conferences, Erlang, InfoQ, JAOO Conference, Architecture, Language Design, Distributed Programming, Concurrency, Functional Programming