Learn Erlang in 5 seconds - competition - win a prize

Serge Aleynikov <>
Thu Aug 24 14:45:22 CEST 2006


5s:
"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."

10s:
"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!"

Serge


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
> Erlangtalkers.
> 
>  As part of the lecture I have promised to hold a "5 second Erlang
> course"
> 
>  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
> suck."
> 
>  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.
> 
>  /Joe
> 
> 




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