[Erlang] Erlang and OTP in Action (Manning)

by Martin Logan, Eric Merritt, and Richard Carlsson

Erlang and OTP in Action teaches you the concepts of concurrent programming and the use of Erlang’s message-passing model. It walks you through progressively more interesting examples, building systems in Erlang and integrating them with C/C++, Java, and .NET applications, including SOA and web architectures.


###About the technology
Erlang is an adaptable and fault tolerant functional programming language originally designed for the unique demands of the telecom industry. With Erlang/OTP’s interpreter, compiler, database server, and libraries, developers are finding they can satisfy tough uptime and performance requirements in all kinds of other industries.

###What’s inside

  • Build apps that…
  • Never deadlock on a shared resource
  • Keep running, even during code upgrades
  • Recover gracefully from errors
  • Scale unchanged from one to many processors
  • Handle many simultaneous connections, and
  • Maintain fast response times
  • About the reader
  • This book is written for readers new to Erlang and interested in creating practical applications.

###About the author
A core developer for Erlware, Martin Logan has worked with Erlang since 1999. Eric Merritt is a core developer for Erlware and the Sinan build system. An Erlang pioneer, Richard Carlsson is an original member of the High-Performance Erlang group.

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This is a great book to get into OTP from an erlang perspective.

Releases are a bit outdated if I remember correctly. Today there are better tools today (rebar3 + relx) but it goes through how to manually do them.

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  1. Is this the go to book for getting more experienced with OTP Patterns and designs or is there a better alternative? I’ve read little book of OTP back in 2016 and Designing for scalability (Cessarini) last year if that makes a difference.

  2. Also - wondering if any thing else is outdated in the book (the above comment stated that releases were a bit out of date)

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