8LU with Robert Virding: Erlang, Concurrency and LFE (Lisp Flavoured Erlang)
2016-04-20 Erlang Central
Erlang was designed around a set of requirements for telecom systems. They were distributed, massively concurrent systems which had to scale with demand, be capable of handling massive peak loads and never fail. The Erlang concurrency and error-handling model was developed around these requirements. This part of the talk describes how Erlang was designed, the actual concurrency model and how it is used to build systems. Why yet another lisp? Why do we need/want a new lisp for the Erlang VM? W ...