BeamParticle - A Polyglot Dynamic Programming Engine

BeamParticle is an open source project built on top of the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM), which allows dynamic (re)programming in multiple programming languages. This project tries to take some simple decisions thereby making the life of developer easy in realizing dynamic code patching and reprogrammability. It is very easy to setup this software on any of the modern GNU/Linux distributions, although Debian packages are available for Ubuntu Xenial. The project supports six different programming languages; namely: Erlang, Elixir, Java, Python, Efene, and PHP.

The system is deployed in a limited capacity in production within redBus to serve numerous use cases.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Tutorial

The talk shall largely cover the following topics:

* Motivation for polyglot (re)programming

* Why use Erlang Virtual Machine BEAM as the core engine?

* Some examples where the system is used in production (in a limited capacity).

* Demonstration

* The Road Ahead?

Learning Outcome

The author tried to exploit Erlang Virtual Machine (BEAM), thereby building dynamically reprogrammable services in multiple programming languages. The talk shall allow the audience to use the BeamParticle open source project to do the same for multiple use cases.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in exploring new and interesting ways to build solutions and leveraging the Erlang Virtual Machine BEAM effectively

Prerequisites for Attendees

The audience is expected to have a working knowledge of computer programming. It would be good to be familiar with the Erlang programming language, but it is not mandatory to make the best use of the talk.

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