This talk presents the four types of Sagas outlined in the '87 paper and then introduces an implementation of one of those techniques in Erlang. The talk finishes with an overview of how to write your own property based tests which help assure cor... Read more
By the end of this talk, attendees will have an introduction to the state of timesharing in the late 60s/early 70s and how those systems and their designers influenced the development of Unix.
In what may be the strangest error message of all time, we are warned that values of beta may give rise to dom! This bizarre error message made it into early UNIX releases. Why? What caused it? What is β? How can we stop the insidious rise of dom?... Read more
J.M. Barrie wrote in Peter Pan: "All of this has happened before, and it will all happen again." The time is 1954. The world of computing is thought of by "non-computer people" including management teams at technology companies as glorified adding... Read more
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I have been a system administrator and software developer for over 15 years and have spoken at numerous conferences including OSCON, Erlang Factory and others on topics ranging from composing objects using role based inheritance to using DTrace to profile emergent behavior in application code. I am currently researching a book on historical computer languages and the lessons they offer to developers in our current time.