Erlang – Concurrent Language for Concurrent World

Erlang – Concurrent Language for Concurrent World by Zvi Avraham.

If you need to forward a “why Erlang” to a programmer, this set of slides should be near the top of your list.

It includes this quote from Joe Armstrong:

The world is concurrent… I could not drive the car, if I did not understand concurrency…”

Which makes me wonder: Do all the drivers I have seen in Atlanta understand concurrency?

That would really surprise me. 😉

The point should be that systems should be concurrent by their very nature, like the world around us.

Users should object when systems exhibit sequential behavior.

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