What I learned from Erlang about Resiliency in Systems Design

Failure in computer systems is inevitable. Adopting Erlang’s philosophy of “Let it crash” at the many layers of abstractions in software can have a huge positive impact on resiliency. Read more

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Installing Lisp Flavored Erlang on Windows

As another Erlang experiment (and as a Lisp fan), I figured I would try to give Lisp Flavored Erlang (LFE) a try. However, per my normal requirements for learning new programming languages, I had to establish that it would not only work on Linux, but als... (more…)

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