Build massively scalable soft real-time systems


Notes from OTP Technical Board

18 May 2016

Erlang/OTP 19.0-rc1 is available for testing

12 May 2016

This is the release candidate before the final OTP 19.0 product release in June 2016.

Erlang/OTP 18.3 has been released

16 Mar 2016

Erlang/OTP 18.3 is a service release on the 18 track with mostly bug fixes, but is does contain a number of new features and characteristics improvements as well.


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.

Erlang Quickstart

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.

Getting Started with OTP