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A fresh 'n juicy batch of Erlang news, videos, blogs, webinars coming your way on Children's Day
  • Time and time correction in Erlang
  • Creating Servers with the gen_server Behaviour- tutorial 
  • Webinar: Erlang in the Call Center 
  • Call for Talks: Code Mesh London 2-4 Nov
  • An evening with Erlangers - interviews at Erlang Factory SF
  • Blog: On Scalability, Capacity and Sensitivity
  • Video: Uber’s Ringpop and Riak 
  • Blog: Using 3rd-party Erlang modules in Elixir 
  • A Real Time Bidding system buildt in Erlang at AOL - webinar recording
  • What are the different OTP supervisor restart strategies useful for?
  • Erlang at OSCON 
  • New Book: Elixir in Action -37% off
  • Ten days to EUC 2015
  • InfoQ- software development resources 

Time and time correction in Erlang

Keeping accurate time in concurrent programs is tricky, and while Erlang's previous solution worked, it meant that calls to erlang:now() could become a bottleneck if overused, due to using a global lock. Bringing what is arguably the most important change in the next Erlang release, the OTP team solved the problem of erlang:now() in a most elegant way.     
 

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Creating servers with the gen_server behaviour 

Check out the new series of tutorials on the LFE blog. The tutorials step LFE users through OTP in the style of Lisp Flavoured Erlang. Last posts in the series will walk you through 'Creating Servers with the gen_server Behaviour'.





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Webinar: Erlang in the call center



In our next webinar on 9 June Brian Ward - Principal Software Developer from Virtual Hold will share how the company uses Erlang to achieve fault tolerance and client multi-tenancy across a cluster of servers and a primary/secondary failover configuration allowing for seamless transition of phone calls in the event of a hardware failure.

 

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Call for talks: Code Mesh London 2-4 Nov  

Code Mesh London is back on 2-4 November! Like every year, it will bring together a wide range of alternative technologies and programming languages and the wonderful crazy people who use them to solve real-world problems in software industry.

The Call for Talks will be open until 26 June and 40 Very Early Bird tickets will be released on 4 June.


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An evening with Erlangers - interviews at Erlang Factory SF


Hackers and Founders did a few evening interviews at the Erlang Factory in San Francisco. They talked to Mike, Joe and Robert, to José Valim, John Hughes and Andreas Olofsson. Our technical director an founder Francesco Cesarini also talked about the difficulties of starting and growing your own business - among other things.  

 

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Blog: On Scalability, capacity and sensitivity  


"Often, when one hears the word “Scalable” used in a context, it is used in an informal way. It is a fuzzy term, used by people to say that their system can handle the future. As if one has divine knowledge of what happens." In his blog J. L. Andersen attempts a clarification of the term in the sodtware context. 




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Video: Uber’s Ringpop and Riak   


Uber - the popular on-demand car service relies on Riak for high availability. Riak acts as a persistent data store for a portion of new dispatching services as well as some functional extensions on top of Ringpop - an open-source Node.js library that brings application-layer sharding to many of their dispatching platform services. Uber engineer Jeff Wolski spoke at the last Riak meetup in San Francisco.

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Blog: Using 3rd-party Erlang modules in Elixir 

Calling into other people's Erlang from Elixir is pretty straightforward, but there are a couple things to be aware of. Adrian Hosey gives a quick overview of these things, starting with some sample Erlang code that uses the epgsql module.






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A Real Time Bidding system buildt in Erlang at AOL - webinar recording

In the recording of our latest webinar you will find out how the new RTB exchange was implemented in Erlang, how it interfaced with C++ components and how it performed when it was brought into a production environment with exponential growth.

 

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Blog: What are the different OTP supervisor restart strategies useful for?

OTP Supervisors can restart their children in four different ways. To better understand which one to use in a given scenario Chris McGrath summarised a few patterns he's seen.
 



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Erlang at OSCON  
 

If you're going to OSCON this year, don't miss Francesco Cesarini and Garrett Smith's tutorial on Erlang. And while you're there, come say 'hi' at the booth of Erlang Solutions and Basho.


 

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New book: Elixir in Action - 37% off 

Elixir in Action by Saša Jurić was released to print today. This tutorial book that aims to bring developers new to Elixir and Erlang to the point where they can develop complex systems on their own.

Use the code 'juric37' to get a 37% discount when you order a copy.
 

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Ten days to EUC Stockholm 11-12 June  

Ten days left to register for the largest Erlang event in Europe. Get ready for a good mix of talks from large companies using Erlang in production (Ericsson, Machine Zone, Bet365, Klarna, etc), but also from startups and researchers.


 

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InfoQ- software development resources 

Our media partners InfoQ offer team leads, software architects, and project managers a great resource for hot topics in enterprise software development. Including loads of videos on Erlang and other functional languages.If you never checked out their their website, give them a go.
 

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