Speaker Spotlight: Laura Castro


Spotlight on Laura Castro

Language: Elixir

So I used Erlang . . . is my system as scalable as they say it'd be?

In the world of distributed, highly concurrent and scalable systems, few technologies can live up to Erlang/OTP’s potential. But, as we often hear, with great power comes great responsibility. What if we have designed the architecture of our background to be scalable and used Erlang/OTP to implement it? What now? Should we go straight ahead and jump into the production pool?

Sit and wait for thousands, millions of requests to come? In this talk, we’ll see how we can test the robustness of our system in a controlled setting, and in an automated, effective way. Using ProER, a property-based testing tool that follows into the footsteps of the famous QuickCheck, we will see how our software’s validation can be both a challenge and a cool task, when we put the right tools in practice.

About Laura:

I am a postdoc researcher and assistant professor at the University of A Coruña (Spain). I am a member of the MADS (Models and Applications of Distributed Systems) research group. I give lectures on Software Architecture, and Software Verification and Validation. My research focuses on software testing (automated, model and property-based testing), applied to software in general, and distributed, concurrent, functional systems in particular. Also, I am responsible for the Distributed Systems and Service-Oriented Architectures research area at the CITIC (ITC Research Centre at University of A Coruña).

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Lambda World takes place October 17th - 18th, in Cádiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world

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