Erlang distributed concurrent programming

A new programming language? Well, at least one I never heard of until today. It’s called [http://www.erlang.org/ Erlang] and one of the interesting aspects are that it eases ”’concurrent programming”’ and ”’distributed processes”’.

Erlang is a programming language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. Open-source Erlang is being released to help encourage the spread of Erlang outside Ericsson.

The language syntax reminds me a bit of Prolog. And I wonder what the power would be if something like Erlang is combined with the elegant concepts of [http://javaspaces.org/ JavaSpaces].

I’m still longing for an elegant platform neutral programming language that has mechanisms for ”'”effortless” peer-to-peer”’ built in. In fact, our new social and wisdom fabric cries out for a new “programming” language (and perhaps OS) that catalyses p2p development on all layers, from information to human to social to wisdom and that fuels the noosphere.

One of the first things I’d do with it is create an evolutionary prototype of [http://wiki.aardrock.com/Armillaria Armillaria] with [http://wiki.aardrock.com/Wizard_Rabbit_Treasurer The Wizard, The Rabbit and The Treasurer] as an example. [http://www.google.com/search?q=stigmergence Stigmergence].

Published by Martien van Steenbergen

Martien is a Master Agile & Lean Trainer & Coach.

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