046 Scheme and Erlang

Joseph Joins us to talk about his efforts to build a scheme on the Erlang Beam VM. And the challenges that he has run into trying to build scheme. We talk about how erlang can be influenced by the scheme echo system and how implementing things is often a great way to learn how something really works at a deep level.

Download Link: https://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/mostly_erlang_46_scheme.mp3

We apologize, but this episode got lost in the shuffle of my travels, so it was recorded a few months ago.



  • ICFP
  • Chicago Erlang
  • Code Mesh

045 Robots

Download Link: https://mostlyerlang.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/045_robots.mp3

You can build Robots with Erlang!

The Encyclopedia Galactica defines a robot as a mechanical apparatus designed to do the work of a man. The marketing division of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation defines a robot as “Your Plastic Pal Who’s Fun to Be With.”

Ok, maybe not that kind of robots, but it Is true that robots often involve several concurrent tasks, including operating machinery, ensuring safety of people in the area, monitoring sensors. Erlang provides a very good way to manage that.

WE talk about what is and is not a robot along with what robots can and can’t do. Fred Wishes for a robot to plow his driveway when its 40bellow in Quebec


  • Zachary Kessin
  • Kevin Hammond
  • Fred Hebert
  • Josh Adams