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Thursday, June 7 • 10:40 - 10:55
KEYNOTE - Wherefore art thou Erlang?

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The Erlang language and system was designed around a set of requirements for telecom systems. They were distributed, massively concurrent systems which had to scale with demand, be capable of handling massive peak loads and never fail. The Erlang concurrency and error-handling model was developed around these requirements.

This talk will briefly describe the development of the language and the design of systems based on the Erlang. Erlang is now celebrating that it has been open source for 20 years and I will talk a bit about the problems we had in getting it open sourced and issues in maintaining it as open source software.

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Robert Virding

Robert Virding is one of the co-inventors of Erlang and a founding member of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab.He developed the original system design, wrote the current compiler and contributed many of the original libraries. While at the lab, he also worked on the implementation... Read More →

Thursday June 7, 2018 10:40 - 10:55
Amphitheatre - Orange Gardens 44 Avenue de la République, 92320 Châtillon

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