Become a Hero - Why You Should Convince Your Company to use a BEAM Technology in Your Next Project?

07.02.2018

As a company, manager or developer, using out-of-date methods to manage  distribution, concurrency and scalability within your system is not an option. It means you miss-out on growth opportunities, new skills and new business in the evolving world of IOT, Blockchain, Fintech, Security and many more areas.

Naturally, you don’t want your future projects to fail, which is why you want to choose a technology that is tried and tested. This is one of the reasons why you should discover what you can achieve with the technologies that make up the BEAM - specifically Erlang/OTP and Elixir.  

BEAM languages like Erlang and Elixir are designed specifically for programming highly concurrent, high performance, fault tolerant systems. That’s why major banks like Goldman Sachs and top companies like WhatsApp, IBM, Ericsson, Mailchimp, Pinterest, Klarna, AdRoll, Bet365 and Moz choose them. That’s why they used an Erlang implementation of CouchDB to help discover the Higgs Boson at CERN.

The strength of these BEAM languages lie in the ease with which they can be used to write software that is fault-tolerant, scalable and deployable in a distributed network. The WhatsApps server, for example, was created by only a dozen programmers new to Erlang.

Erlang was designed in-house at Ericsson for the demanding requirements of real-time telephony control programs - it has been in industrial use for over 20 years - controlling systems which run round-the-clock and in principle are never unavailable. Erlang has advanced facilities for detecting and recovering from errors and for dynamically changing the code while it is running so as not to disturb ongoing user sessions.

Learn more about the technologies that make up the BEAM by attending the only conference in the USA where we bring all these languages together, Code BEAM SF between 15-16 March. With 50+ in-depth, cutting-edge talks over two days and 7 days of in-depth training, there is no better opportunity this year to gain in-depth knowledge of the BEAM.

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