(Given to the Vancouver Erlang and Ruby/Rails Meetup groups on May 19, 2009.)
Erlang is an up-and-coming language on the web scene. New libraries and frameworks are sprouting up at a rampant rate, and web giants Facebook and Twitter are using it to develop highly-scalable web applications.
This talk will introduce Erlang as a language and platform, summarize its strengths and weaknesses, and cover how you can use Erlang and Ruby together to conquer the web frontier.
Ken Pratt has been developing software for the web for over 10 years. He fell in love with Ruby four years ago, but is still passionate about learning other languages and platforms. He has developed scalable web services for Electronic Arts, built Rails-based web applications since pre-1.0, and been featured in interactive art installations.