With Steven Proctor's blessing, LFE will be re-publishing Erlang Thursdays...
By all accounts, Erlang Thursday is a smash hit! We love the work that Steven Proctor is doing for the Erlang community … so much so, that we've asked him if we can translate his weekly posts into LFE for "LFE Friday". We were quite delighted when he said "Yes!" :-)
Duncan McGreggor | January 3, 2015 | Tags :
Polynomial Curve Fitting with LFE
This tutorial brings in the New Year by introducing the Erlang/LFE scientific computing library lsci – a ports wrapper of NumPy and SciPy (among others) for the Erlang ecosystem. The topic of the tutorial is polynomial curve-fitting for a given data set. Additionally, this post further demonstrates py usage, the previously discussed Erlang/LFE library for running Python code from the Erlang VM.
Duncan McGreggor | January 1, 2015 | Tags :
The quickest way to use Python from LFE/Erlang
Recently there has been a great deal of interest in running Python from Erlang/LFE. In particular, these two posts have gotten a lot of attention. This post introduces a new library for LFE and Erlang that builds upon the work demonstrated in those posts, and furthermore, points towards a future of distributed Python … a future that is just a few days away.
Duncan McGreggor | December 27, 2014 | Tags :
A first-encounter with LFE from an Erlang appreciator with a Lisp background.
Anurag Mendhekar | December 17, 2014 | Tags :
An exploration of the Ancient LISP code on the cover of BYTE, August 1972
The image from this post is from a tweet by Paige Bailey (@DynamicWebPaige). It's from the August 1979 issue of Byte which was focused on Lisp. The table of contents is here and includes such articles as:
Duncan McGreggor | December 15, 2014 | Tags :
New features in lutil 0.4.1
With the release of lutil 0.5.0, there are new "compose" functions accompanying the previously-merged thrushing macros as well as a new convenience include file which contains all of lutil's predicate functions defined for easy use in the REPL or in modules. Additionally there is a new, experimental include file that is beginning to define functions and macros considered "core" to the LFE experience but which aren't yet (and may never be) included in LFE-proper. Some of these may wrap Erlang functions with more options, others may provide new syntax, etc. See below for usage examples.
Duncan McGreggor | December 14, 2014 | Tags :
New Version of lfest Available
lfest 0.0.2 includes the addition of text-only responses in addition to the already-supported HTML and JSON responses. This addition was made in order to more readily support LFE web app developers writing for services such as Google App Engine that expect apps to implement particular resource endpoints (e.g., /_ah/health) which return plain-text responses.
Duncan McGreggor | December 8, 2014 | Tags :
LFE Community is working on growing support for Docker
With the growing prominence of Docker in PaaS offerings, from Linode and OpenShift to Google and AWS, it is increasingly more crucial that open source projects support their users by offering images which make deploying their apps even easier. We've only just started doing this in the LFE community, but are already quite excited by the possibilities and the early successes we've seen.
Duncan McGreggor | December 7, 2014 | Tags :