Erlang - Erlang is a programming language traditionally used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang’s runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.
Chicago Boss - A server framework inspired by Rails and written in Erlang. It offers all the conveniences of modern web development, including Comet. What sets Chicago Boss apart from other non-Erlang frameworks is that it can handle large amounts of traffic without any drop in performance. What sets Chicago Boss apart from other Erlang frameworks is that it is easy to set up and use.
Why Erlang? - A brutally objective analysis of the benefits and downfalls of coding in Erlang, written by a veteran programmer. Miller outlines the major advantages of programming in Erlang, as he sees them (primarily correct handling of garbage collection, network I/O, and string concatenation in a concurrent environment), while also discussing numerous other benefits he has discovered through years of working in Erlang. For example, the impossibility of making a blocking network call in Erlang means that an Erlang server will never crash the operating system, and the transparency of Erlang's data structures simplifies manipulation of undocumented data structures in order to implement functionality that the original library author did not intend.
Miller also provides an overview of some of the major aspects of Erlang that tend to scare off less seasoned and/or determined programmers: slower speed, lack of libraries available, unusual syntax even for functional programming. According to Miller, the benefits of programming in Erlang are most appreciated by those who persevere and push through these perceived drawbacks by object-oriented programmers; in the long run, though Erlang is nowhere near the simplest or most sexy language out there, it is by leaps and bounds the most 'correct' in its logic.
Why use Erlang? - A thorough yet concise overview of the major advantages to programming in Erlang, including multiple reference links for further research. We highly recommend checking out this page as well as the links it provides for further background on the numerous advantages of Erlang - it's easy to see why it's the chosen platform for Concurix OS - we are dedicated to providing the best, through use of the best tools out there!
Erlang Express - Take an online course on Erlang - Erlang Express, taught by Simon Thompson and Francesco Cesarini, authors of Erlang Programming, published by O’Reilly. A mixture of multiple choice questions, interactive tutorials, screen-casts and discussion forums accompanies the course.
Learn you some Erlang - This guide is intended to be read by beginners, but if you're average or somewhat advanced you can probably learn a few things too.
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