Erlang and OTP in Action

Book description

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.

About the Book

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.

An enormous amount of experience, combined.
- FROM THE FOREWORD by Ulf Wiger, Erlang Solutions Ltd.

Full of practical, real-world code samples.
- Greg Donald, Vanderbilt University

Illuminates how to do things the Erlang way.
- John S. Griffin,

The missing link on the Erlang Learning Curve.
- Ken Pratt, Ruboss Technology Corporation

An indispensable resource.
- David Dossot, Programmer and Author

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Product information

  • Title: Erlang and OTP in Action
  • Author(s): Eric Merritt, Richard Carlsson, Martin Logan
  • Release date: November 2010
  • Publisher(s): Manning Publications
  • ISBN: 9781933988788