Saving mankind with Erlang for dummies

By Erlang Central | Published: March 8, 2013

Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states, that people speaking different languages think differently. I argue that this is also true with formal languages.

In this talk I will present results of bachelor thesis that I and Michał Konarski created. Also, I will show why we chose Erlang, why it was a good choice and what was its impact on software design.

I’d like to show the idea of separate actors, message passing and its implications to fault-tolerance (and scalability). Also I’d like to show that Erlang is well suited for embedded devices.

I will not try to teach Erlang, only show the ideas.


  • Michał Konarski

    Studies Computer Science at AGH University of Science and Technology.
    Interested in functional programming. Likes when things work. Sea and inland sailor. Progressive rock enthusiast.

    Michał Konarski
  • Konrad Gądek

    Erlang Solutions

    Computer science student at AGH — University of Science and Technology, Erlang Solutions employee. Believes in good design and test driven development.
    Sometimes pragmatist, sometimes idealist, sometimes plays drums.


    Konrad Gądek

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