[Erlang] Adopting Erlang (self-published) (free)

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Adopting Erlang is a collaborative effort between myself (Tristan), Fred Hebert and Evan Vigil-McClanahan. It is an ongoing effort to gather all the resources that will help you use Erlang in a business. The booksite is divided in three sections focusing particularly on Erlang/OTP’s higher level concepts in the current open source ecosystem, how to use it in production (while setting up a pipeline for continuous development and delivery), and how to build a team when you’re starting from scratch.

The booksite is currently a work in progress, and updates will regularly be posted, aiming for a chapter per month. You can come back here to check for new material, or follow the authors on social media to get notifications, at least until we add some RSS Feed in here.

As more chapters become available we will comment on this thread with an update, however here’s what we have planned so far:

  • Development
    • Supervision Trees
    • Dependencies
    • Umbrella Projects
    • Configuration
    • Documentation
    • Testing
    • Hard Things to Get Right
      • Unicode
      • Time
      • SSL
  • Production
    • Releases
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Operations
      • Remote access
      • Metrics
      • Logging
      • Tracing
  • Team Building
    • Who to Put on the Team
    • Repository Structures
    • Processes
    • How to Hire

Read it online here: http://adoptingerlang.org/

Comments and fixes for the text can be made on the repository https://github.com/adoptingerlang/adoptingerlang

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Looks good Tristan :023:

Do you have a rough idea of chapters or what’s coming?

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Good question! I should have thought to put that in the original post :slight_smile: Some of the planned chapters are:

  • Development
    • Supervision Trees
    • Dependencies
    • Umbrella Projects
    • Configuration
    • Documentation
    • Testing
    • Hard Things to Get Right
      • Unicode
      • Time
      • SSL
  • Production
    • Releases
    • Docker
    • Kubernetes
    • Operations
      • Remote access
      • Metrics
      • Logging
      • Tracing
  • Team Building
    • Who to Put on the Team
    • Repository Structures
    • Processes
    • How to Hire
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Thanks Tristan! I have updated the first post for you so it’s inline with our book threads and moved the thread to our #learning-resources:books section - hope that’s ok! :003:

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@tristan Thanks! Very nice writing style. I have a small question about https://adoptingerlang.org/docs/development/otp_high_level/ Figure 1 - why is there a boundary around some of the “Erlang/OTP release” components?

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The red boundary around applications in the OTP install is to group the applications included in the release. Not all of the OTP applications are included in the release, just those within that area.

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