Calling C code from inside Erlang

NIFs were introduced in Erlang/OTP R13B03 as an experimental feature. The purpose is to allow calling C-code from inside Erlang code. NIF…

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Concurrency in Erlang and Scala: The Actor Model

Applications are becoming increasingly concurrent, yet the traditional way of doing this, threads and locks, is very troublesome. This article highlights Erlang and Scala, two programming languages that use a different approach to concurrency: the actor m...

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How compatible is Erlang on Xen?

Ling is a reincarnation of Erlang VM and, as such, it must exhibit behaviour sufficiently similar to its widely used ancestor, BEAM. An extensive testing has been conducted to demonstrate the similarity. The results of the testing are summarized in the ta... (more…)

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