EUC 2014 – Robert Virding – Hitchhiker’s Tour of the BEAM

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Hitchhiker’s Tour of the BEAM

The BEAM is the standard Erlang implementation in use today. It was specially designed just to run Erlang. We will make a quick tour of the BEAM visiting the major sights to see what it looks like internally and how it functions. There will be no need of a towel on this short tour.
Target audience:
Developers and system architects who want to get a better understanding of how their applications will run.


About Robert


Robert Virding is Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd. While at Ericsson AB, Robert was one of the original members of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab, and co-inventor of the Erlang language. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler.

While at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. He has also worked as an entrepreneur and was one of the co-founders of one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail). Robert also worked a number of years at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) Modelling and Simulations Group. He co-authored the first book (Prentice-Hall) on Erlang, and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.

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Posted on June 20, 2014