Archive for March, 2010

“Erlang the Movie” Poster

March 29th, 2010  |  Published in conferences, erlang  |  Bookmark on

They handed out this poster at Erlang Factory. Brilliant!

Erlang the Movie

Erlang Factory: You Should’ve Been There

March 28th, 2010  |  Published in conferences, erlang  |  Bookmark on

The Erlang Factory SF Bay Area 2010 conference just wrapped up last Friday, and it was fantastic. The talks were of high quality and the conference organization was excellent. The slides for all the talks should be on the Erlang Factory site soon.

If you missed this one, I strongly encourage you to attend the London Erlang Factory coming up in June if you can.

WS-REST 2010 Program Online

March 23rd, 2010  |  Published in conferences, REST, web  |  Bookmark on

The program for the First International Workshop on RESTful Design (WS-REST 2010) is now online. As a member of the program committee I helped review submissions, and the ones I read were generally of pretty good quality, so I’m confident this will turn out to be a worthwhile workshop.

New Column on Webmachine

March 15th, 2010  |  Published in column, erlang, functional programming, HTTP, REST, web  |  Bookmark on

“The Functional Web” column is finally back, this time with a column about Webmachine co-authored with Justin Sheehy. The column title is Developing RESTful Web Services with Webmachine, and you can follow that link to retrieve the PDF.

Webmachine is a highly innovative web application framework, and it can teach you a great deal about the specifics of HTTP and the details of REST. It’s also written in Erlang, which continues to be my favorite programming language of all time because of its incredible practicality, utility, and elegance.

My column hiatus was due to extreme startup workload, which for better or worse is showing no sign of letting up anytime soon. But it’s nice to get the column back on track for the March/April Internet Computing issue, and one of my goals is to avoid missing any more issues this year. Many thanks to Justin for his contribution to this issue of the column.