Show Notes

In this episode we discuss what Erlang is, where it came and what you might use it for today, with Zach Kessin.

Contacting Zach Kessin 


Courses being run by Zach:

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May 9th 2017 - JavaScript Testing Course - Mocha and JSVerify:

June 12th 2017 - Intro to Elixir Course:


Unfortunately the courses have been cancelled, but Zach is still available for corporate training


Erlang Books

Building Web Applications with Erlang: Working with REST and Web Sockets on Yaws:

Erlang and OTP in Action:

Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP: Implementing Robust, Fault-Tolerant Systems:

Introducing Erlang: Getting Started in Functional Programming:


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Fred Herbet - Erland in Anger:


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Zachary Kessin

Zachary Kessin

Zachary is a developer with over 20 years of experience building applications on the web.

He started back in the days of CGI and Perl and has in the years since worked with dozens of technologies
to bring functionality to the web.

In recent years Zachary has been spending a lot of time asking the question

“Why is building applications so hard, and can we make it better?”.

He wants to understand how to get software development to scale in terms of the services that we deploy and the teams we build...

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