Language #5: Erlang

Welcome to the 5th meeting of the group, "7 Languages in 7 Months NYC," where we make our way through the book "Seven Languages in Seven Weeks," by Bruce Tate.

This month we're doing Erlang, a concurrent, functional programming language with strong support for distributed systems and fault tolerance (among other things). The talk will be by Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya, CTO of Vocalocity, who will have just gotten back from Erlang Factory in San Francisco.

You'll get the most out of the presentation and discussion if you read the chapter and attempt the exercises beforehand, but by all means, come to the talk whether you have done so or not.

Hope to see you there.

And: free beer and pizza.

 

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  • Andrew T.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about Erlang, I'm running a series of meetups covering "Etudes for Erlang" (http://chimera.labs.oreilly.com/books/1234000000726/index.html) with the Erlang NYC group. Please sign up if you'd like to check it out (http://www.meetup.com/Erlang-NYC/events/122146332/). We start with etudes 1 and 2 next Tuesday.

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Richard H.

    Thanks to Mahesh for a great high-level presentation! I really feel like I have a solid idea now of which situations would lend themselves to Erlang, and I'm definitely going to give this language a second look once I get through the Clojure and Haskell chapters.

    March 29, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    awesome talk! I thoroughly enjoyed and felt more enlightened about Erlang and programming in general. Changed my view about Erlang completely.

    March 26, 2013

  • Philip M.

    Of all the things I learned, I never realized that Erlang runs on top of a virtual machine (BEAM). Thanks for the great presentation!

    March 26, 2013

  • Raymond de L.

    Manesh also explained and contrasted Erlang's unique and quite intelligent approach to concurrency with the popular and conventional approcahes. He provided some insight as to how Erlang's Virtual Machine (BEAM) actually implements a very mathematical model of computation thus enabling some reasoning of program correctness and a pleasantly surprising amount of functional purity. I personally appreciated the very visible Prolog, Lisp and even Haskell influences, that Manesh actually made quite clear. Finally I especially enjoyed the level at which the talk was given, rather than drownig the audience in Syntax, which can easilly be found in a book, he focused on the philosophies and paradigms that uniquely distinguish Erlang from other languages and left me at at least with a really good sense of the kind of problems that Erlang is best suited for. Thanks mostly to the presenter, this is a language I plan to learn a lot more about.

    1 · March 26, 2013

  • Raymond de L.

    Mahesh gave an inspiring and truly insightful talk about the fundamental principles and paradigms that underly and fuel Erlang. This was a great talk!

    March 26, 2013

  • John M.

    Sorry for the spamming! My phone never confirmed the submit so I think I pressed it like 5 times!

    March 25, 2013

  • Katie S.

    Erlang presentation was great! Lots of practical insight that you wouldn't find in the book.

    March 25, 2013

  • John M.

    The pizza was great but the content was fluffy. More dense information and less off topic conversations would be great.

    March 25, 2013

  • Ted C.

    hate to miss this, but I'm in Portland

    March 25, 2013

  • Aidan F.

    think im gonna need to work tonight... was looking forward to it

    March 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Passover.

    March 25, 2013

  • prasad r.

    Weather & NJ transit related issues.

    March 25, 2013

  • Aidan F.

    woof, need to catch up

    March 6, 2013

  • Andrew L.

    nice. Nothing like some Erlang on a Monday! ;-)

    March 6, 2013

  • Viraj P.

    I will be there

    March 6, 2013

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