Preface

This book is an attempt to distill what we think are the most important things a professional Erlang programmer needs to know in order to use this hugely productive programming language to its full potential. Erlang/OTP gives you a lot of power, but so far it’s been a daunting task for budding Erlang programmers to learn the OTP framework on their own by studying the documentation (which goes into a lot of detail but doesn’t show you the big picture).

The three of us have worked with Erlang for a long time, but our individual paths have been very different.

Martin: “My first ‘real’ job introduced me to Erlang programming. I had been doing C and C++, and I thought I was having fun. My first boss, Hal Snyder, who even years ago in the ...

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