Workshop: "Erlang/OTP System Principles"

Track: Tutorial

Time: Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Location: Trifork

Erlang is just a programming language. To build highly scalable, fault tolerant systems with requirements on high availability, you need the OTP middleware. OTP consists of tools, reusable components and libraries, and design principles. In this tutorial, you will get an insight in the theory and concepts behind Erlang design principles, learning how concurrency design patterns they are used to build industrial grade systems. These design patterns, also known as OTP behaviours, include client servers, event handlers, finite state machines, supervisors and applications. We will explain the client server behaviour in detail, and provide an overview of finite state machines, event handlers and supervisors.
Keywords: Erlang, OTP, Fault Tolerant systems, Design Patterns, Concurrency
Target Audience: Delegates who will benefit from this tutorial are software developers and architects. You must have either attended the Practical Erlang Tutorial or have a good understanding of Erlang’s syntax, semantics and concurrency model (Either through the Erlang books or online tutorials).
This will be a hands on tutorial. Make sure you come with your laptop having installed Erlang and your favourite editor.

Francesco Cesarini, Founder Erlang Training and Consulting, author of "Erlang Programming"

 Francesco  Cesarini

Francesco Cesarini is the founder and Technical Director of Erlang Training and Consulting. He is also a co-author of Erlang Programming, a book published by O'Reilly Media. Having started his career as an intern at Ericsson's computer science lab, the birth place of Erlang, and has used the language on a daily basis for the last 15 years. He has worked with flagship Erlang projects both within and outside of Ericsson, including the R1 release of the OTP middleware and the AXD301 Switch. He has taught Erlang/OTP to hundreds of professionals and undergraduate students alike.

Soon after Erlang was released as Open Source, he founded Erlang Training and Consulting. With offices in the UK, Sweden, Poland (and soon the US), they have become the world leaders in Erlang based consulting, contracting, support, training and systems development. Their client base is spread on five continents and ranges from small start-ups to blue chip companies. In his role as Technical Director, he is currently leading the research, development and consulting teams.

He is active in the Erlang community not only through regularly talks, seminars and tutorials at conferences worldwide, but also through his involvement in international research projects. He organises local Erlang user groups and with the help of his colleagues and runs the Trapexit Erlang community website.