Saturday, April 12, 2008

Chaos on Erlang

From upper left to lower right: logo Chaosradio, a diagram on discordianism, a spoofed Trans Europ Express train (TEE) and the Chaosknoten (chaos knot) which is a spoof of the old German cable network logo (it features a letter K for Kabel)

More Erlang coverage from Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC):

  1. There was a recent one hour broadcast about Erlang on Chaosradio Express:
    CRE082: Erlang - Die Programmiersprache für Gleichzeitiges, Robustes und Verteiltes
    Presenter Tim Pritlove talks with Ben Fuhrmannek about Erlang. It was recorded at the Easterhegg in Cologne. (Found via the Chaosradio Blog)

  2. One of the links for the CRE082 broadcast points to the Erlang lecture from the Easterhegg 2008 conference of the Cologne CCC branch:
    Wissenswertes über Erlang - sehr praktische Einführung in die moderne Programmiersprache

  3. Another CR082 link points to an older video broadcast about Erlang:
    CTV068: Erlang - Declarative Real Time Programming Now!
    It turned out to be the famous 1990 Erlang movie ("Hello Mike? Hello Joe!") which was made in the tradition of Monty Python. If you want to know, what the actors think of their early work, go here. Too bad the director's name will never been known ("We actually used a professional company to do the filming, but I won’t mention their names as they would probably sue me for libel.")

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The Mary Celeste of Programming Languages

Archetypal ghost ship Mary Celeste

Erlang: The Mary Celeste of programming ships, it appeared out of nowhere, nobody really knows what it does or what it’s good for, and nobody knows whats happening to it, or where it is going.
Intended as funny, but the grain of truth is there.

(Found at Application Generation, go check the comment on Haskell as well)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Another Erlang Book Project

Hypothetical Labs' Kevin Smith is working on an Erlang book for the Pragmatic Programmers (link). This project will focus on Erlang for web applications. David seems to like what he has seen so far (link).

April Fools' Day

This year's hoaxes on April 1st in the Erlang Blogosphere were quite good. First I came along

ErlyWeb renamed “Erlang on Rails”

where when viewing it I exclaimed something very profane until I realized I got hooked. :-)

Then came

CouchDB Language Change

which was worse because of the known sponsorship by Java loving IBM it sounded so believable. What a relief it was a prank.