What can be done with Java but should better be done with Erlang

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Software development is more of craftsmanship than of engineering. A
good craftsman carries more tools around than just a hammer. And it’s
relatively inefficient to use a hammer where you need a saw. So when you
take the Java ecosystem for hammer, there is still a lot of situations
where a saw called Erlang would be a much better fit. In this talk you
will learn these situations from concrete examples.

Target Audience: Java Professionals


  • Pavlo Baron

    Author and Erlang Player

    Pavlo Baron lives and works in Munich. Starting his IT life 20 years ago by implementing a bunch of printer drivers for MS-DOS in C and x86 Assembly, he has gained knowledge of and put in to practice a wide variety of technologies. His first Erlang experience dates from 2005, as he evaluated a reliable technology for parallel/distributed execution of a proprietary sequential calculation engine written in C++. Currently, he is head of engineering in a telecommunication company working on complex integration solutions, but his private passion is hacking Erlang code and playing with distributed systems and large data sets, something he spends his own time doing. In many cases, he would choose Erlang/OTP over some other well known, so called enterprise adopted monsters. Pavlo is frequent conference speaker and has written three German books: "Erlang/OTP", "Pragmatic IT Architecture" and "Fragile Agile".

    Twitter: @pavlobaron

    Pavlo Baron
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Posted on April 23, 2012