Joe Armstrong About Erlang

Posted in Development, Conferences on November 18, 2008

Joe Armstrong About Erlang

In this interview filmed during QCon London 2008, Joe Armstrong, designer of Erlang, speaks on various aspects of the Erlang language, presenting its roots, how it compares with other languages and why it has become popular these days due to its native ability to scale on multi core systems.

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".

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Tags: Interview, Erlang, InfoQ, Architecture, Language Design, Concurrency, Functional Programming, QCon London 2008, Language, Programming