Daniel Hedlund will be leading April's meeting.
Learn more about how Unix shells compose simple programs to solve complex tasks and how these processes interact with each other under the hood. We will discuss how Unix processes behave compared with standard Erlang and Elixir processes and how the Erlang VM could be used to emulate common patterns found in the Unix shell.
A very basic REPL will be provided to play around with some of these ideas. After the discussion, we will break out into groups to try to re-implement some common Unix commands in your favorite ErlangVM-based language and then use shell composition to solve a set of everyday problems.