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[ANN] Erlang/OTP 18.0-rc1 is available for testing.

26 Mar 2015

Erlang/OTP 18.0-rc1 is available for testing. This is an alpha release, which will be followed by a planned beta release in May and a final OTP 18.0 product release in June 2015.

Announcing Code of Conduct

13 Mar 2015

Erlang/OTP team, together with members of the community, has released a new code of conduct, available at

Call for talks: Erlang User Conference 2015 Stockholm 11-12 June

02 Mar 2015

The Erlang User Conference 2015 will take place on 11-12 June, with one day of tutorials on 10 June and 3 days of expert training on 8-10 June. The deadline for talk proposals is 17 March. More at


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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