NEWS: 2013

News year 2013

Written by Raimo, 12 Dec 2013

There will be a planned power outage at Sun 15 Dec 7:00-14:00 CET
in the building where the servers are located.  So all
services (www, mail, ...) will be down at least during that period.

We are sorry for any inconveniences this may cause the community.


Our Internet provider cut the power to the internet router already at Fri 19:00 CET, so we were down almost all the weekend.  Apparently sh*** happens.  Sorry about that!

We are back up again, apparently... Hello World!

Written by Kenneth, 11 Dec 2013

OTP R16B03 is a service release with mostly a number of small corrections and user contributions. But there are some new functions worth mentioning as well, here are some of them: 

  •   A new memory allocation feature called "super carrier" has been introduced. It can for example be used for pre-allocation of all memory that the runtime system should be able to use. It is enabled by passing the +MMscs (size in MB) command line argument. For more information see the documentation of the +MMsco, +MMscrfsd, +MMscrpm, +MMscs, +MMusac, and, +Mlpm command line arguments in the erts_alloc(3) documentation.
  • The LDAP client (eldap application) now supports the start_tls operation. This upgrades an existing tcp connection to encryption using TLS, see eldap:start_tls/2 and /3.
  • The FTP client (inets application) now supports FTP over TLS (ftps).

~50 open source contributions. Many thanks for that!

Written by Fredrik, 09 Oct 2013

Our first ever Toronto Erlang Factory Lite has been confirmed. Join us on 23 November for a full-day debate on Erlang. Our speakers will showcase examples from their work experience and their personal success stories, thus presenting how Erlang solves the problems related to scalability and performance.

At this event we will focus on what Erlang brings to the table in the multicore era. We will take a deep dive into Elixir - a functional programming language that has a Ruby-like syntax and it's built on top of the Erlang VM. Elixir is fully compatible with existing Erlang code, has many modern features, very good metaprogramming support and the benefit of learning from other languages’ experiences. We'll also get some fresh updates on the Riak distributed database!

If you have an idea or a project you have been working on and would like to share it with the local geeks this is a great opportunity! Submit your talk here:

Early Bird Registration for the Toronto EFL is now open! Register here:

Written by Fredrik, 09 Oct 2013

Join us on 3rd-5th December in London for one day of training and two days of expert talks on non-mainstream technologies in the software industry. You will meet the inventors and users of the most innovative languages and technologies of the moment. IT architects, software developers and project managers from different programming worlds will exchange their experience and gain new insights for picking “the right tool for the job”.

Erlang and Elixirs speakers:

José Valim
Joe Armstrong
Garrett Smith
Francesco Cesarini
Torben Hoffmann
Susan Potter

The list of speakers is not final, but among over 30 confirmed speakers you will find data-centric functional programmer Dean Wampler, author of ‘The Pragmatic Programmer’ Dave Thomas, Elixir creator José Valim, Akka inventor Jonas Bonér, Trifork CTO Kresten Krab Thorup, creator of Catnip IDE Bodil Stokke,  co-creator of Julia Stefan Karpinski, author of ZeroMQ book Pieter Hintjens, functional languages expert Amanda Laucher, CTO of SkillsMatter Rob Harrop and many many more!

Written by Fredrik, 18 Sep 2013


  • New erl option +SP to set schedulers by percentages.

  • A new test scope has been added which is meant to be used for making sure that the Erlang VM and other platform specific libraries have been compiled correctly for your system.

  • Added application:ensure_all_started/1-2.

  • ~40 open source contributions



To download page

Written by Fredrik, 02 July 2013

On the 4th of October the Erlang Factory Lite comes to Chicago for the first time. Among the speakers you will get the chance to meet Alexander Gounares - CEO of Concurix, Adam Denenberg - Huffington Post's VP of Engineering, Garrett Smith - Creator of e2 and the MongoDB is Web Scale videos and Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya - Creator of the first Erlang Cloud PBX.

Very Early Bird registration is now open, limited number of places available. Student discount also available.

Written by Fredrik, 26 June 2013

After the success in Munich, the Erlang Factory Lite returns to Germany for the second time this year. Join us for a full day packed with expert talks and brilliant ideas!

If you have an idea for a talk, do not hesitate to share it with the world. Talk submission is open until 15 August.

Written by Fredrik, 25 June 2013

The first Erlang Factory in Israel has been announced! We will come to the Google Campus Tel Aviv on 23 October.
Talks will be delivered both in English and in Hebrew.

Have an idea for a talk? Submit it!

Registration will be available shortly.

Written by Fredrik, 19 June 2013

 Erlang/OTP R16B01 has been released! See the Readme file and the Documentation for more details.

Written by Fredrik, 17 June 2013

The 5th ErlangCamp comes to music city this year. More Erlang instruction than you ever thought could be packed into 2 days. We know how to bootstrap erlang programmers. Learn to write some real world seriously robust Erlang/OTP programs along with the authors of "Erlang and OTP in Action".

Written by Fredrik, 17 June 2013

Two packed days of real world Erlang instruction in Amsterdam. This is for beginners and intermediate Erlangers. Learn how to write seriously robust real world Erlang/OTP applications with the authors of "Erlang and OTP in Action" book. 2 days of solid hands on Erlang from people who love to teach it.

Written by Fredrik, 19 Apr 2013 has been up for a sneakpeek for a while, but now it is time to tell the world!

At this page you can follow what opensource contributions that are active right now and see patches came along with a certain release.

There is also a specific tab which will present issues that we would like to assign our wonderful community to do for us.

In the long run we will have our backlog up for viewing also!


Written by Fredrik, 17 Apr 2013

The Erlang Factory Lite comes to Dublin on the 23rd of May! Find out the latest developments and projects in the world of Erlang from an array of great speakers. Not to mention you'll get to socialise with the Erlang crowd over a few pints of Guinness.

The Erlang Factory Lite in Dublin is co-organised by AOL, and will take place at their headquarters in Dublin: The Brunel Building in Heuston South Quarter, Ireland.

This event is a FREE event. For more info and details go here:

Written by Fredrik, 17 Apr 2013

The first Budapest Erlang Factory Lite will take place on 30 May - an event for developers, architects and tech entrepreneurs interested in distributed systems, multi-core software development and functional programming.

Talks include:

1000 actors, one chaos monkey and... everything ok - Pavlo Baron
Zotonic, the Erlang Web Framework and CMS - Atilla Erdődi
Taming the Rabbit: Writing RabbitMQ Plugins - Alvaro Videla

Find out more details here:

Early Bird ticket: 20 euro (excluding VAT) 

Written by Fredrik, 17 Apr 2013

This year, we are proud to have Mike Williams,  Robert Virding and Joe Armstrong in a joint keynote on the past, present and especially the future of Erlang. The second keynote will be delivered by Claes Wikström - author of Yaws and founder of Tail-F; other speakers include Bruce Tate, Pavlo Baron, Mahesh Paolini- Subramanya, Steve Vinoski and many more. The full list of speakers can be seen here:  

The conference will be preceded by three days of training courses: Erlang Express, OTP Express, Building Distributed Clusters with Riak and Test Driven Development in Erlang – starting on the 10th of June. We are also preparing a day of tutorials on the 12th of June, so keep an eye on the website for updates.

To register, go here:

Written by Fredrik, 11 Apr 2013

The BEAM Community is a group of projects that run on the Erlang VM. The community’s goal is to host relevant projects in the Erlang community, making it easy for those projects to participate in the Google Summer of Code (GSoC) 2013 and for interested students to pick their best choice.

BEAM community’s hosted projects include Disco, a distributed computing framework originated from Nokia,Zotonic, a high performance CMS in Erlang, ejabberd, a robust XMPP server used largely around the world and others (see the full list in their wiki). This gives students a wide range of choices that goes from working on distributed systems, to maintaining robust servers and language design.

Students should pick their projects and submit proposals from 22nd April to 3rd May. We recommend them to work closely with mentors in order to craft the best proposals! Our mailing list and IRC channel are the best places to ask questions and get more details about our projects!
For more information on Google Summer of Code itself, timelines and proposals, visit the Melange website.
Feel free to reach the BEAM community via the mailing list or by joining #beam-community on

Written by Raimo, 11 Mar 2013

We have a planned firewall upgrade at our connection provider at saturday march 16 daytime (8..18) CET. The downtime is expected to be some 15 minutes and promised less than an hour.

Written by Fredrik, 27 Feb 2013

Erlang/OTP R16B has been released. OTP R16B is a major release with a number of new features, improved characteristics and also some minor incompatibilities. We would like to thank all of you that tested the beta release (R16A) and gave us valuable feedback. See the Readme file and the Documentation for more details.  


Written by Fredrik, 21 Feb 2013


The Twelfth ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshop will take place on September 28, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. See the call for papers.
It is a satellite event of the 18th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) , September 25–27, 2013.

Written by Fredrik, 30 Jan 2013

Erlang/OTP R16A has been released. This is a beta release before the R16B product release on February 27:th. OTP R16 i a new major release with a number of new features, characteristics and also some minor incompatibilities. We encourage you to build and test your applications using this release and report unexpected problems to us. See the readme file and the documentation for more details.

Written by Fredrik, 11 Jan 2013

The Munich Erlang Factory Lite 2013 will be held on the 19th of February and is organised in collaboration with Pavlo Baron and Basho. The conference will be followed by 3 three-day courses (20-22 February) on Riak, Erlang Express and OTP Express. All talks and courses will be in English.

The full day conference will bring another opportunity to meet up and review innovative projects and solutions related to Erlang programming laguage, with elements of NoSQL and Riak. You can't miss this one!

Would you like to join us, bring your ideas and meet up with the Munich Erlang crowd? We believe this is a great opportunity to socialise and network with other participants and with some great speakers: Pavlo Baron, Darach Ennis, Peer Stritzinger, Gustav Simonsson and many others.

Written by Fredrik, 08 Jan 2013

Erlang Factory SF Bay Area will take place between 21 to 22 March 2013. The University courses (Erlang Express, OTP and Riak) are scheduled between 18-20 March and the hand-on one day Raspberry Pi Tutorial will be on the 20th of March.

This year we will explore subjects crucial for the Gaming Industry, Social Networks, Messaging and Infrastructure. Among other topics we'll discuss Big Data, the Neural Network, evaluate tools like RabbitMQ and compare databases. Check out the 33 speakers already confirmed:

Don't miss a great opportunity to learn and exchange experience with companies such as: WhatsApp, Basho, Ericsson, Erlang Solutions, Heroku, Spilgames, Linden Labs, InfoBlox, Microsoft, Rakuten, OpenX and Concurix.

... and to mingle with our brainy speakers: Loïc Hoguin, Noah Gift, Alexander Gounares, Geoff Cant, Garrett Smith and many more.

So if you feel like meeting up with Erlang geeks from all over the world, exchanging knowledge, getting new inspiration and boosting your brain power, get ready for a bigger and better Erlang Factory 2013 in downtown San Francisco!

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