erlang - the next big thing?

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erlang - the next big thing?

  1. 1. erlang - the next big thing? tim lossen reject conf berlin 2007-09-18 1 1
  2. 2. history • ericsson • joe armstrong • since 1987 2 2
  3. 3. strengths • concurrency • distribution • fault-tolerance 3 3
  4. 4. architecture • „everything is a process“ • nodes • messages 4 4
  5. 5. processes • very lightweight • isolated 5 5
  6. 6. error handling • „let it crash“ • worker / supervisor 6 6
  7. 7. hype potential? 7 7
  8. 8. pro • trend: multi-core CPUs • joe: „now it‘s payback time!“ 8 8
  9. 9. pro • how to scale internet apps? • clustering! 9 9
  10. 10. pro • availability of internet apps? • erlang: record uptimes 10 10
  11. 11. pro • pragmatic book • buzz 11 11
  12. 12. contra • lack of libraries / tools • not general-purpose 12 12
  13. 13. contra • unusual syntax • functional programming! 13 13
  14. 14. conclusion: hot - but will not explode 14 14
  15. 15. „[programming in erlang] imparts the pleasant feeling of having your brains smashed out by a large gold brick wrapped with a slice of lemon.“ -- fbg111 on reddit.com 15 15

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