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Ruminations of a Programmer: Erlang as middleware
Erlang is becoming mainstream, but not in the normal fashion -- it's becoming the back end of big websites which are then used by others (via a REST interface).
programming  erlang  scalability 
august 2008 by mcherm
Erlang, or Utility-computing vs. Appliance-computing « X marks reality
Cloud computing is the way of the future. Both Amazon and Google are doing it today. They should take lessons from erlang. Unfortunately, it doesn't say WHICH lessons, so this bears more thinking.
cloudcomputing  ec2  erlang  google  concurrency  programming 
july 2008 by mcherm
armstrong on software: The Road we didn't go down
"The fundamental problem with taking a remote operation and wrapping it up so that it looks like a local operation is that the failure modes of local and remote operations are completely different."
programming  erlang  concurrency  rpc 
july 2008 by mcherm
Thoughts About the Erlang Runtime :: Ian Bicking: a blog
What is important about Erlang's concurrency model, and could it be applied to Python? Perhaps, if you made functions and modules immutable and passed around some kind of data objects (not REAL objects).
programming  python  erlang  concurrency  threading 
june 2008 by mcherm
Erlang-style concurrency - comp.lang.functional | Google Groups
A rather insightful summary of what the key features are of Erlang's approach to parallel programming.
programming  languagedesign  erlang  parallelprogramming  threading 
february 2008 by mcherm
Good Math, Bad Math : Simple Lempel-Ziv Compression in Erlang
An example in erlang, and discussion of how not to design a functional language. Also discussion of a compression algorithm.
languagedesign  erlang  programming  blogentry 
january 2008 by mcherm
Towards a Safer Erlang
What's needed to add capabilities to Erlang.
programming  languagedesign  erlang 
november 2007 by mcherm
“No Silver Bullet” and Functional Programming
Blog entry claiming that functional programming IS a "silver bullet" (order of magnitude improvement in programming efficiency).
functional  haskell  erlang  programming  blogentry  languagedesign 
december 2006 by mcherm
Interface between Python and Erlang
An interface between Python and Erlang. Looks primitive to me.
erlang  python 
september 2006 by mcherm
Damien Katz: One reason I chose Erlang
Brief blog posting on why he likes erlang.
languages  erlang 
june 2006 by mcherm

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