Fred Hébert

Modern Server Application Design with Erlang

Date: This event took place live on September 03 2013

Presented by: Fred Hébert

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

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Erlang programmers have boasted about high concurrency, fault tolerance, and high scalability. However, using the language alone for this isn't enough to guarantee any of these properties: you have to use it right and play to the platform's strengths.

In this presentation, we will explore some common application design patterns, tools, libraries, and optimizations used by Erlang developers for production systems.

Target audience:

  • developers with basic Erlang knowledge, but who want more information for production cases
  • onlookers curious about Erlang code that could be in production

About Fred Hébert

Fred Hébert is a self-taught programmer who taught Erlang. He spent time working on a real-time bidding platform and was named Erlang User of the Year 2012, and has since joined the routing team at Heroku, building large scale production systems with Erlang. His online tutorial, Learn You Some Erlang for Great Good!, is widely regarded as the best way to learn Erlang.