Having trouble scaling your website? Need reliably response times? If so, you should consider Elixir and Phoenix. Elixir and Phoenix combine the performance and scalability of the Erlang virtual machine with the core concepts behind Ruby on Rails. Marc Sugiyama walks you through creating a website, demonstrating Elixir basics and the principles behind Elixir’s scalability and performance.
Marc Sugiyama is a senior architect at Erlang Solutions, Inc., where his projects have included developing an OpenFlow controller and sample applications for the IvanOS project, design and code reviews, and providing training at conferences and for clients. A Bay Area native, Marc has more than 30 years of software development experience and has worked on everything from testing frameworks in Tcl at Sybase and Cisco to SMP relational database engines in C at Sybase, an MMO engine in Twisted Python for Pixverse (a company he cofounded), and a large-scale real-time chat system in Erlang for hi5 Networks. Prior to joining Erlang Solutions, he built a call handling service in Erlang for Ribbit/British Telecom, leading a team of developers in Brazil, Sweden, the US, and the UK. A published author, Marc wrote his first magazine articles and books while still in high school. He has presented at Sybase user group meetings and the Colorado Software Summit. Marc holds a BS in engineering and a masters of engineering from Harvey Mudd College. He serves on the board of trustees of the College Preparatory School in Oakland, CA, and currently serves on the College Preparatory School Advisory Council and the board of directors of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.
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