Sujatha Hemmady

Sujatha Hemmady

Engineer with 6 +years of experience in product development

Engineer with 6+ years of experience in product development.

Past Activities

Sujatha Hemmady
Code BEAM Lite India
14 Nov 2019
12.00 - 12.45

My journey with Erlang at Redbus

Going from Java to Erlang is not hard if given proper support. This talk is about the roller coaster journey with Erlang to build a scalable, soft real-time transaction platform.

If you are a Java developer struggling to understand and adapt to Erlang this talk is for you.

Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Some basics of Java & Erlang as language
  • Resistance to accepting Change
    • War: Mutability vs Immutability
    • Precaution is better than cure(JAVA) vs Let it Crash attitude
  • virtual machine as powerful as an operating system
    • memory model, GC
    • what is soft real-time? how the language archives it
  • How Erlang's soft Real-time capability helped scale our systems in terms of the growth of transactions.
  • How some of the production nightmares solved by Erlang

Learning Outcome

Confidence to adapt Erlang with a clear understanding of the language for practical soft-real time systems.

Target Audience

Developers wanting to move to Erlang

Prerequisites for Attendees

Basic understanding of the software systems.