Ex-physicist. PhD CS. Inventor Erlang.
»How to make money«. The engineer’s way: make money according to the plan.
If you use the same technology as everybody else you get the same result as everybody else.
Let’s be different.
XLVIII x XCIII
The same language
Boring, Level playing field, No commercial advantage
Use a better language
Fun, Risky, Large commercial advantage
There exist things that we can’t talk about because our language is inadequate.
No notion of a zero in roman numerals. Can’t express things with zeros in it.
This makes programming difficult.
The year between 1 BC and 1 AD?
Babylonians knew about zero.
32-core processor. Erlang problem could go 32 times faster, not so with Java or C++.
The »Javarians« knew about processes and types but »Erlangians« got processes right and »Haskellians« got types right.
- Fortran – C (imperative)
- C++, Java, Ruby, C# (OO)
- Erlang – Haskell (CO- concurrency oriented, FP - )
Resistance to change between the
Banned from Ericsson Revenge of the nerds. Startade eget, såldes för 1,4 miljarder kronor.
Ejabbard. World domination in 2 years.
Book: Programming Erlang on the Pragmatic programmers.
Anti-inspirational: Windows Vista’s memory requirements.