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049 Supervisors

Supervisors are all about creating solid guarantees of how the system will recover after a fault and how it will be setup. If Erlang supervisors have ever confused you, or if you want to understand how this feature makes erlang one of the most powerful tools for building distributed systems this is the episode for you


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“…when 100 people are listening to you for an hour, that’s 100 hours of people’s time devoted to what you have to say. If you can’t spend 5 or 10 hours preparing for them, thinking about them, and refining your points to best suit their needs, what does that say about your respect for your audience’s time? It says that your 5 hours are more important than 100 of theirs, which requires an ego larger than the entire solar system. And there is no doubt this disrespect will be obvious once you are on the stage.” – Confessions of a Public Speaker , Scott Berkun

Conferences, we talk about them almost every episode, but what are they like, how do you go to your first conference? How do you become a speaker at one and how can we make our conferences better? We talk at length about all of these things with a great crew of old timers and new folks

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047 Nitrogen Web Framework

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Nitrogen is a framework for creating rich web applications from erlang, for all of us who hate doing front end dev we can now do most of it within Erlang. Project maintainer Jesse Gumm joins us to talk about it and how to use it.


046 Scheme and Erlang

Joseph Joins us to talk about his efforts to build a scheme on the Erlang Beam VM. And the challenges that he has run into trying to build scheme. We talk about how erlang can be influenced by the scheme echo system and how implementing things is often a great way to learn how something really works at a deep level.

Download Link: https://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/mostly_erlang_46_scheme.mp3

We apologize, but this episode got lost in the shuffle of my travels, so it was recorded a few months ago.



  • ICFP
  • Chicago Erlang
  • Code Mesh

045 Robots

Download Link: https://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/045_robots.mp3

You can build Robots with Erlang!

The Encyclopedia Galactica defines a robot as a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. The marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation defines a robot as “Your Plastic Pal Who’s Fun to Be With.”

Ok, maybe not that kind of robots, but it Is true that robots often involve several concurrent tasks, including operating machinery, ensuring safety of people in the area, monitoring sensors. Erlang provides a very good way to manage that.

WE talk about what is and is not a robot along with what robots can and can’t do. Fred Wishes for a robot to plow his driveway when its 40bellow in Quebec


  • Zachary Kessin
  • Kevin Hammond
  • Fred Hebert
  • Josh Adams