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Brief Test
 
Erlang is not just a language.
 
Ericsson open sourced it's software switching infrastructure, somewhat like AT&T Bell Labs
 
open sourcing Plan9.  It's different because Ericsson actually produced real products using
 
Erlang. 
 
Erlang is based off of Joe Armstrong's thesis - "Making reliable distributed systems
 
in the presence of software errors". 
 
The current download contains:
 
1) the src code with targets for WIN32, linux and vxworks
 
2) pre-compiled binaries for win32 and linux
 
3) system libraries with built-in
 
  * easily distributable, configurable ( in-memory or disk ) database system called Mnesia
 
  * native bindings to mysql and postgres
 
  * SNMP V1, V2 and V3 agents,
 
  * a database config that exposes tables as SNMP tables
 
  * 3rd party contrib libs for - jabber, ldap, radius, ldap, nfs
 
4) bindings to C, C++, Java, Tk
 
5) good documentation
 
6) a couple of books that discuss erlang implementations of non-trivial distributing computing objects
 

Latest revision as of 14:43, 27 September 2010

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Pages in category ‘Concepts’

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