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Samuel Rivas
Erlang Hacker at LambdaStream

Samuel Rivas has been working with Erlang since his last years as a student in the University of A Coruña (Spain). After graduating, he started to work with the MADS (Models And Applications of Distributed Systems) research group, joining to LambdaStream shortly afterwards where he is still working today. In LambdaStream, he has been working in projects about video coding and streaming where he usually has to mix Erlang code with low level C programmes.

Currently, Samuel is leading leading R&D projects, is involved in the quality improvement group, and is the main architect of a number of LambdaStream solutions.

Samuel Rivas is Giving the Following Talks
Testing what should work, not what should not fail

When evolving software we may introduce new corner cases that can pass unnoticed through the test cases in our automated test suite. Since developers rely on other's test suites when changing their code, the more developers work on a module, the more likely it is they slip a bug trough the test suite; that's something we though we had to live with. However, property based testing is emerging as a new hope, our last experiences say that it helps to create test suites more robust to software evolution without forcing us to write tons of "just-in-case test cases."