Kresten Thorup is the CTO of Trifork, creator of Erjang (Erlang implementation running on the JVM), and implementer of Java generics. He is deeply interested in distributed systems programming and unusually capable at it (he mastered Erlang in a year, then won the Erlang User of the Year award in 2010). He's taken his Erlang knowledge and expertise in distributed computing to new heights in building highly reliable systems that scale (the most recent of which being the online patient registry for the Danish national health system). Kresten and his team at Trifork are also the folks behind GOTO (used to be called JAOO), a great developer conference and one of my personal favorites, actually. They are also involved with the QCon and YOW! events. Great stuff!
Here, we talk about what Kresten's been up to recently, Erlang, Erjang, software reliability, concurrency, and distributed systems. Tune in.
See Kresten's blog for further details on Erjang and more: http://www.javalimit.com/
Thanks for joining us on Channel 9, Kresten. Keep on pushing the envelope!
Recently, Channel 9 was invited to attend the great SPLASH conference. What is SPLASH? Systems, Programming, Languages and Applications: Software for Humanity. A big thanks to the SPLASH event organizers for inviting me and my camera to engage some key computer scientists and engineers in geeky, fun conversation! SPLASH is a great event! I learned a ton and met many amazing computer scientists and students.
SPLASH is an annual conference that embraces all aspects of software construction and delivery, and that joins all factions of programming technologies. Since 2010 SPLASH is the umbrella for OOPSLA and Onward! [source=splashcon.org]