Declarative, Convergent Edge Computation: An Approach for the Internet of Things
Consistency is hard and coordination is expensive. As we move into the world of connected ‘Internet of Things’ style applications, or large-scale mobile applications, devices have less power, periods of limited connectivity, and operate over unreliable asynchronous networks. This poses a problem with shared state: how do we handle concurrent operations over shared state, while clients are offline, and ensure that values converge to a desirable result without making the system unavailable? We look at a new programming model, called Lasp. This programming model combines distributed convergent data structures with a dataflow execution model designed for distribution over large-scale applications. This model supports arbitrary placement of processing node: this enables the user to author applications that can be distributed across data centers and pushed to the edge. In this talk, we will focus on the design of the language and show a series of sample applications.
About Christopher Meiklejohn
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The 2016 Lambda World brought together Functional Programming enthusiasts from around the world for two days of presentations, hacking, networking, and a healthy dose of partying in Cadiz, Spain. Hosted by 47 Degrees, the event also featured a Typelevel Community Conference and a Scala Center Hackathon.
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