EUC 2014 – Martin Kjellin, Roberto Aloi – Profiling and Debugging Erlang Systems

By Erlang Central | Published: June 23, 2014

Profiling and debugging complex Erlang systems can be a challenging
and time-consuming task, even for an experienced Erlang developer. In
this talk we share our experiences, by covering:

* The right mindset and what to look for
* An overview of available tools and some considerations from using them
* Useful Erlang system information and metrics to consider
* War stories (including a widely used piece of Erlang software)
* Common pitfalls and caveats


Talk objectives:

– Share experiences about profiling and debugging Erlang systems
– Give an overview of existing tools
– Highlight common pitfalls, caveats and gotchas

Target audience:

Erlang developers and operators who want to:

– Learn more about profiling and debugging complex Erlang systems
– Be more productive when debugging an Erlang system
– Measure performance of their systems under load
– Improve performance of their systems
– Spot bottlenecks
– Learn from others’ mistakes

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