Erlang Gives You Superpowers


By Erlang Central | Published: March 21, 2011



Whether you are using Erlang-powered applications or writing your own,
Erlang and OTP can give you superpowers. My own discovery of these
powers started when I needed a better XMPP server and led quickly to
designing entire systems with Erlang. I will talk about how you can get
your own superpower, my experiences with using Erlang superpowers (for
good!), and show an example of how Erlang gives my own projects a
competitive advantage.

Target audience: Erlang newcomers and people interested in, but not yet using, Erlang.

Talk objectives: This talk will introduce and give examples of Erlang strengths. It will show how these strengths were used to create the backend service for a real-time, multiplayer iPhone game.

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Speakers:

  • Jack Moffitt

    XMPP expert and author
    Lunchbox Labs

    Jack Moffitt is a hacker and entrepreneur based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He has founded several start-ups built on XMPP technology including Chesspark, a real-time, multi-user gaming platform, and Collecta, a real-time search engine for the Web. Previously he founded the Xiph.org Foundation, an organization that works on building and standardizing royalty-free multimedia codecs for the Internet including Vorbis and Theora. He also created the Icecast streaming media server.

    He is the author of Professional XMPP Programming with JavaScript and jQuery, a book about developing real-time web applications with XMPP technologies.

    He is passionate about free software and open source, open standards, and Internet technology. His favourite programming languages include JavaScript, Erlang, and Python.

    Jack's Blog

    Twitter: @metajack 

    Jack Moffitt


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