Deep Dive into Erlang Ecosystem
Full day hands-on workshop on building concurrent, fault-tolerant and scalable systems in Erlang/OTP in the Erlang Ecosystem. We will look at three languages in the Ecosystem, Erlang, Elixir and LFE, and show how they can all be used together when building systems.
Outline/Structure of the Workshop
Full-day hands-on workshop on how to build an Erlang application.
An understanding of various issues in building concurrent, fault-tolerant and how to address them using Erlang/OTP.
Developers interested in building concurrent, fault-tolerant systems.
schedule Submitted 3 years ago
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