Learn Erlang in 5 seconds - competition - win a prize
Thu Aug 24 14:45:22 CEST 2006
"In the next 10 seconds you'll find out how to solve tough concurrent
problems at 1/10th of an effort and not to spent the rest of your life
debugging their consequences."
"What if you were to write a system that was OS-agnostic, would easily
scale to 100,000s of processes, would run on a cluster of machines,
would offer nine nines of uptime, and would have to be built in a week?
... Sounds impossible with Smalltalk? ... Add Erlang to your arsenal
and see for yourself!"
Joe Armstrong (TN/EAB) wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I have been asked to hold a talk at a Smalltalk conference <gulp>
> So I have to convince a conference room full of Smalltalkers to become
> As part of the lecture I have promised to hold a "5 second Erlang
> I need help and suggestions in preparing this course.
> My first attempt was
> "To make a fault-tolerant system you need two computers because if you
> only have one and it
> crashes you're sunk so you'd better use Erlang cos all other languages
> Which I can just about say in 5 seconds.
> So now comes the challenge.
> Can you suggest alternative/better course material.
> I'd like you to send me your course suggestions, in both the 5 and 10
> second category.
> < the 10 second category is wide open >
> A prize will be awarded at the next Erlang conference to the winner
> The judges for this competition are
> - Joe Armstrong
> - Hans Nilsson
> - Ulf Wiger
> The judges decision will be arrived at by a undefined voting procedure,
> and is final.
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