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.

Getting Started with OTP


Erlang/OTP 26.1 Release
September 20, 2023 by Henrik Nord
Erlang/OTP 26.1 is the first maintenance patch package for OTP 26, with mostly bug fixes.
Erlang/OTP 26 Highlights
May 16, 2023 by Björn Gustavsson
Erlang/OTP 26 is finally here. This blog post will introduce the new features that we are most excited about.
Erlang/OTP 26.0 Release
May 16, 2023 by Henrik Nord
Erlang/OTP 26 is a new major release with new features, improvements as well as a few incompatibilities.


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