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Concurrent programming in erlang (second edition)

@inproceedings{Armstrong1996ConcurrentPI,
  title={Concurrent programming in erlang (second edition)},
  author={Joe L. Armstrong and Robert Virding and Mike Williams},
  year={1996}
}
Note to readers: This manuscript contains the complete text of Part I of Concurrent programming in Erlang (ISBN 0-13-508301-X). Prentice Hall has given us permission to make the text available. Note that since Part II of the text (Applications) is missing all references to pages and sections in Part II of the book are invalid and have been replaced by question marks \??". 
A soft-typing system for Erlang
TLDR
A soft-typing system for the programming language Erlang is presented based on a (forward) data flow analysis that determines upper approximations of the possible values of expressions and other constructs, and a specification language that allows the programmer to specify the interface of a module.
An Interpretation of Erlang into Value-passing Calculus
TLDR
A new process calculus VPC is at least as expressive as VPC and it is more effective for verification with some built-in functions and the soundness of the interpretation is proved with respect to late symbolic bisimulation.
Semi-automated verification of Erlang code
TLDR
The paper investigates the problem of semi-automating the verification task by identifying the proof parameters crucial for successful proof search by using a rich verification framework for goal-directed, proof system-based verification.
Trace analysis of Erlang programs
The paper reports on an experiment to provide the Erlang programming language with a tool package for convenient trace generation, collection and to support analysis of traces using a set of
ARMISTICE: an experience developing management software with Erlang
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Experiences of using the concurrent functional language Erlang to implement a classical vertical application, a risk management information system, are presented and the gap between classical software engineering and the functional programming paradigm has been successfully fullfiled.
Concurrency in Java and in Erlang
Concurrency (and Java’s threads in particular) is a very important tool for writing programs that must communicate with many other programs or with several people. The most important example of a
Message analysis for concurrent programs using message passing
TLDR
The analysis is effective enough to discover most data which is to be used as a message, and to allow the allocation scheme to combine the best performance characteristics of both a process-centric and a communal memory architecture.
Veriication of Erlang Programs: Factoring out the Side-eeect-free Fragment
TLDR
An idea for compositional reasoning about the behaviour of an Erlang system modulo replacement of side-eeect-free Erlang expressions with the result of their evaluation is outlined.
Hierarchical module namespaces in Erlang
This paper describes how the Erlang language has been extended with a hierarchical namespace for modules, generally known as "packages", similar to that used for classes in Java.
On the verification of open distributed systems
TLDR
A logic and proof system is introduced for specifying and proving properties of open distributed systems, including the verification of process networks with a changing interconnection structure, and where new processes can be continuously spawned.
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