Build massively scalable soft real-time systems


Erlang OTP 17.1 has been released

25 June 2014

Erlang/OTP 17.1 has been released! See the Readme file and the Documentation for more details.

Early release of new Erlang Book from O'Reilly

09 May 2014

A raw and unedited version of chapters 2 to 9 of ‘Designing for Scalabillity with Erlang/OTP’ is now available.

Call for talks: Vancouver Erlang Factory Lite 17 May

11 Apr 2014

The Vancouver Erlang Factory Lite will take place on 17 May and will be hosted by the Simon Fraser University.


What is Erlang?

Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance.

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What is OTP?

OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems. It includes its own distributed database, applications to interface towards other languages, debugging and release handling tools.

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ErlangCamp Austin USA - 10 Oct 2014
Join us in an intensive two-day learning experience focused on getting you up to speed on creating large scale, fault tolerant distributed applications in Erlang
Erlang Conference Chicago 22 September - 22 Sep 2014
Erlang Conference Chicago 22 September emphasising Real World Erlang

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