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


Erlang/OTP 27 Highlights
May 20, 2024 by Björn Gustavsson
Erlang/OTP 27 is finally here. This blog post will introduce the new features that we are most excited about.
Erlang/OTP 27.0 Release
May 15, 2024 by Björn Gustavsson
Erlang/OTP 27 is a new major release with new features, improvements as well as a few incompatibilities.
The Optimizations in Erlang/OTP 27
April 23, 2024 by Björn Gustavsson
This post explores the new optimizations for record updates as well as some of the other improvements. It also gives a brief historic overview of recent optimizations leading up to Erlang/OTP 27.


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