029 Teaching Kids to Code

Sponsor: Elixir Sips

Today we talk about how to teach kids programming, as a life skill and a fun activity for parents and children. Our panel talks about how they learned to program back in the day with basic and logo and how best to bring those experiences to our children’s generation.

We also talk about how to get involved with youth groups and schools to bring programming to more people

Podcast Carnival

  • Ruby Rogues
  • Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots
  • Herding Code
  • Node Up
  • The Change Log

027 The State of the Art in Testing with Kostis

Download Link: http://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/027_next_generation_testing.mp3

Today we are joined by Kostis to talk about the state of the art of testing tools. We talk about Property based testing with QuickCheck and Proper and how you can use it in your programs to improve code quality. We then move on to concurrency testing and finding of race condition with Concuerror and how to find Heisenbugs.

We finish with new tools for Concolic testing that are now in development and should be an even more powerful way to find bugs in the future.


Examples of Property Based Testing in Riak and Chicago Boss

Project Idea

  • .emacs with everything for erlang

026 Teaching Erlang At Ben Gurion University

link: http://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/026_teaching-erlang-at-ben-gurion-univeristy.mp3

We are joined by Professor Yehuda Ben Shimol of the Communications Engineering Department at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva Israel. He talks about using Erlang in teaching students in his Engineering classes and their experiences. We also talk about how to grow the Erlang community in Israel and how to build more high Tech in Israel’s south.


  • Zachary Kessin ()
  • Prof Yehuda Ben-Shimol http://www.ise.bgu.ac.il/engineering/PersonalWebSite1main.aspx?id=jMjesees