[erlang-questions] final year university project with erlang?

Tim Fletcher twoggle@REDACTED
Fri May 11 14:44:08 CEST 2007

A little while back now I asked for Erlang ideas for my final year
university project (message below).

It's taken a while, but i've finally found a supervisor. They weren't
100% keen on the ideas I put forward, so the title of the project I'm
going to be doing is "Erlang and the robot scientists" :) It's based
on a proposal to evaluate newer concurrent/declarative languages (i.e.
Erlang, Haskell and Mozart) as a replacement for existing lab
automation control software (mostly Visual Basic or C++).

Thanks again to anyone who gave me suggestions.

On 06/03/07, Tim Fletcher <twoggle@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I'm currently on a work placement, but in October i'll be starting my
> final year at university. As part of my course (Computer Science BSc)
> i'll need to do a project - we can either pick one from those
> suggested by the department, or we can submit a "student defined"
> project. The suggestions aren't very inspiring, so I was wondering
> whether anyone here had any ideas for something I could do involving
> Erlang?
> Given my degree level, the project has to be of the "lifecycle"
> variety, which has following "criteria":
>     BCS/IEE accreditation requires a project that: follows a lifecycle
> that can be
>     characterised as requirements-design-build-evaluate; describes and evaluates
>     the method(s) used to design, build and evaluate.
>     These projects do not have to be traditional engineering, but must
> have, describe,
>     and evaluate a recognised method.
>     All lifecycle projects should aim to build or implement something,
> and to evaluate
>     its quality and reliability etc.
> AFAIK the project can be run in conjunction with a company, or it
> could be something that could help the community.
> My experience so far has been mostly Ruby/Python (in my own time), and
> Java/Windows programming during my placement. I've only really had a
> quick play with Erlang, but would rather get to know it a bit better,
> and I think this could be a good opportunity to do so.
> Apologies if this is slightly off-topic - please feel free to email me
> off the list.

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