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 25 Highlights
May 18, 2022 by Kenneth Lundin
OTP 25 is finally here. This post will introduce the new features that I am most excited about.
Erlang/OTP 25.0 Release
May 18, 2022 by Henrik Nord
Erlang/OTP 25 is a new major release with new features, improvements as well as a few incompatibilities.
Fast random integers
May 12, 2022 by Raimo Niskanen
When you need “random” integers, and it is essential to generate them fast and cheap; then maybe the full featured Pseudo Random Number Generators in the rand module are overkill. This blog post will dive in to new additions to the said module, ho...


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