Some things in Erlang are good, other things are bad and some things are downright ugly. In this lecture I’ll present a personal view of some of the things that are missing from Erlang. I’ll talk about what should be removed from the language and what should be added. I’ll talk about design flaws in the libraries, and how they can be fixed. I’ll talk about what is beautiful and what is not.
Joe ArmstrongFather of Erlang
Joe Armstrong is one of the inventors of Erlang. When at the Ericsson computer science lab in 1986, he was part of the team who designed and implemented the first version of Erlang. He has written several Erlang books including Programming Erlang Software for a Concurrent World. Joe held the first ever Erlang course and has taught Erlang to hundreds of programmers and held many lectures and keynotes describing the technology.
Joe has a PhD in computer science from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and is an expert in the construction of fault tolerant systems. Joe was the chief software architect of the project which produced the Erlang OTP system. He has worked as an entrepreneurin one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail) and has worked for 30 years in industry and research.