Each year the University of Uppsala gives a project course for computer science students. The project specification is given by an industrial partner, in our case the company was Klarna.

During the period of four months we were to develop a scalable e-commerce framework using Linux, Erlang, Nitrogen and Riak. (The LENR "leaner" stack.) We were a group of 9 students with no experience in project management and no prior knowledge about Erlang.

We will talk about our experiences with Erlang and how they compare to those of other languages, why making an e-commerce framework in Erlang is a good idea, and how you can get scalability almost for free. We will also talk a little bit about our experiences with Nitrogen and Riak.

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