Written by Bruce, 6 Apr 2021




Erlang/OTP on GitHub

The official Erlang/OTP repository at GitHub

Erlang Docker Official Image

Official Erlang image by Docker



Bug Report

You can report bugs, improvements or new features on the Erlang issue tracker.

Security Disclosure

Please follow the guidelines in order to report the issues regarding security in Erlang/OTP, and do not create a public issue for a security issue.

Contributing to Erlang

Go to the Erlang issue tracker and search for issues labelled with Help Wanted. Follow the contribution guidelines to submit a contribution.






Erlang LS

An Erlang server implementing Microsoft's Language Server Protocol

Visual Studio Code

Erlang language extension for Visual Studio Code

Erlang mode for Emacs

Follow the guide to set up the Erlang mode for Emacs.


Erlang plugins for Vim.

Erlang plugin for IntelliJ IDEA

Community-maintained IntelliJ plugin for Erlang.

Sublime Text

Erlang support for Sublime Text.


Erlang package for Atom.

Erlang plugin for Eclipse

Erlide is the Eclipse plugin for Erlang.



Free Online Courses


Functional Programming in Erlang, Learn the theory and practice of functional programming in Erlang, by University of Kent.

Functional Programming with Erlang, a free online course for beginners by University of Kent.

Erlang Master Classes, a free online for advanced Erlang users by University of Kent.


Learning Erlang



Learn You Some Erlang, one of the most popular learning tutorials in Erlang.

How I start with Erlang?, quick tutorial to build your first Erlang application.

Erlang Tutorials on Tutorialspoint, beginner's tutorial for Erlang.

Erlang on​, solve programming problems in Erlang.

Erlang on Wikibooks, Erlang on





Mailing Lists


Subscribe to the mailing lists to join the discussion with the Erlang community.

  • erlang-questions: The main forum for Erlang/OTP questions and discussions. You can ask any questions about Erlang programming. This list is mirrored by the Google Group Erlang Programming.

Other mailing lists:

  • erlang-announce: Subscribe to this list if you only want to receive the announcements of new Erlang/OTP releases. The announcements are also sent to erlang-questions.
  • eeps: Discussions regarding specific Erlang Enhancement Proposals (EEPs). See more at Erlang Enhancement Proposals.​​



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For IRC users, please use irc://


StackOverflow Q&A


Erlang on StackOverflow an active topic on StackOverflow. Exchange your Erlang programming knowledge with other Erlang developers.


Erlang resources


The OTP team Blog is the blog written by members of the Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson. Contains interesting technical posts about the development of Erlang/OTP.

Spawned Shelter contains a comprehensive list of Erlang resources suited for beginners and experts alike.



Meetup Groups


Discover local Erlang Meetup groups in your city on


Conferences & Events


CodeBeam *

The Erlang User Conference and The Erlang Factory were merged into CodeBeam after 2017, and takes place in many cities around the world.

Erlang User Conference

The Erlang User Conference was one of the major Erlang conferences. It took place in Stockholm, Sweden every year up to 2017, now renamed to CodeBeam STO, above.

Erlang Factory

The Erlang Factory conferences provided inspiring talks, trainings and workshops with leading Erlang experts. In San Francisco Bay Area, London, Berlin and many other cities, ran last year 2017. Now renamed to CodeBeam *, above.

ACM SIGPLAN Erlang Workshops

Erlang Workshops held in conjunction to ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP).









Popular Erlang Applications is a package manager for the Erlang ecosystem where you can discover or upload new Erlang/Elixir packages.


Rebar3 is a build tool in Erlang, which provides deterministic builds, conflict resolution, packages and more. is a build tool in Erlang, which allows you to build your project with a Makefile.


Riak is a distributed NoSQL database that is highly available, scalable and easy to operate.


Open source multi-protocol messaging broker.


A scalable MQTT message broker.


Ejabberd is a Jabber/XMPP instant messaging server. ejabberd is cross-platform, fault-tolerant, clusterable, and modular.


MongooseIM is a base platform for building high performance messaging systems leveraging XMPP.


Small, fast, modular HTTP server.


Erlang Enhancement Process


For enhancements of the Erlang language itself or the core libraries to be thoroughly reviewed there is the Erlang Enhancement Process involving Erlang Extension Proposals (EEPs) stored in a GIT repository currently at Github. One of the Mailing Lists is dedicated for EEPs.


Research Projects



The Prowess project advances property-based testing into the domain of web services and other open, evolving systems.

Paraphrase, EU FP7 project

The ParaPhrase project aims to produce a new structured design and implementation process for heterogeneous parallel architectures.

RELEASE, an EU FP7 project

A project that is working with scalability over massive numbers of cores and nodes. The work is done as enhancements and additions to the Erlang/OTP system.

HiPE (High Performance Erlang)

Information about the High-Performance Erlang project at Uppsala university, Sweden.