Connect with us at devLINK 2012!

at the Chattanooga Convention Center


Bryan –  8/29/2012 4:00 PM – The Erlang Runtime System (Deep Dive) 

Erlang is unmatched in its sweet spots of reliability, concurrency and distribution. Other languages borrow bits and pieces from Erlang, but none come close. Why? Virding’s First Rule of Programming says “Any sufficiently complicated concurrent program in another language contains an ad hoc informally-specified bug-ridden slow implementation of half of Erlang.” This is funny, and true, but why is it true?

Interestingly, it’s not the language. The great power of Erlang comes from the Erlang Runtime System (ERTS) which in many ways is more like an operating system than a language runtime. In this session we will explore the design, the internals and the exposed primitives of the ERTS. In our dive we will pretend we are Microsoft attempting to make a better Erlang, like they made a better Java a decade ago with C#. We will uncover why it’s that big of a job.


Josh – 8/30/2012 2:30 PM – NoSQL Smackdown! 

Never has a technical buzzword produced such confusion as “NoSQL”. Not all data stores are created equal. It’s time to shine a light on the technology that claims to hold your big data, replicate it everywhere and be faster than its relational grandpa. This session will compare and contrast the popular NoSQL tools without subjecting you to fabricated benchmarks and meaingless jargon. It’s time for a data store cage match!


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Posted on August 28, 2012