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Computer Science Seminar

Thursday, March 15, 2012
3:00pm to 4:30pm
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Annenberg 105
Erlang from the Trenches
Francesco Cesarini, Founder and Technical Director, Erlang Solutions, Ltd.,
Erlang is a programming language designed for the Internet Age, although it pre-dates the Web. It is a language designed for multi-core computers, although it pre-dates them too. It is a "beacon language", to quote Haskell guru Simon Peyton-Jones, in that it more clearly than any other language demonstrates the benefits of concurrency-oriented programming.

In this talk, Francesco will introduce Erlang from behind the trenches, looking at how its history influenced its constructs. He will be doing so from a personal perspective, with anecdotes from his time as an intern at the Ericsson computer science lab at a time when the language was being heavily influenced and later when working on the OTP R1 middleware release.

For more information, please contact Sheila Shull by phone at 4560 or by email at [email protected].