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Would you like your applications to handle thousands of
concurrent requests, effortlessly take advantage of your multi-core
computer, and easily scale across clusters of machines, without masses
of scaffolding obscuring your code? This introduction to the
concurrency in Erlang will show you how. We’ll start by
learning about the concurrency primitives built into the language and
looking at example of how to use them to write programs to run on a
single machine. Then we’ll see how with a minimum of additional work
we can make these and other applications run on a distributed cluster
Kevin Scaldeferri has spent the last 6 years building high-volume,
high-reliability systems at Yahoo. His interests include programming
languages, the interaction between online and real-life communities,
and techniques for making the development process more reliable, more
successful, and more fun.