The Erlanger Playbook

18 Jun

I am proud to announce the pre-release of The Erlanger Playbook.

The Erlanger Playbook is a book about software development using Erlang. It currently covers all areas from the conception, design, the writing of code, documentation and tests.

The book is still a work in progress. Future topics will include refactoring, debugging and tracing, benchmarking, releases, community management (for open source projects).

The following sections are currently available:

  • About this book; Changelog; Future additions

  • Erlang: Building blocks; Patterns

  • Workflow: Think; Write; Stay productive

  • Documentation: On documentation; Tutorials; User guide; Manual; README files

  • Design: RESTful APIs; Lessons learned

  • Code: Starting a project; Version control; Project structure; Code style; Best practices; Special processes; IOLists; The process dictionary

  • Tests: On testing; Success typing analysis; Manual testing; Unit testing; Functional testing

  • Selling Erlang: On persuasion; Don’t let it crash

Read a preview: Special processes

The book is currently 180 pages long. The final version of the book is planned to be between 200 and 250 pages. A print version of the book will be considered once the final version gets released. The printed book is not included in the price.

This is a self-published book. The base price is 50€. All proceeds will be used to allow me to work on open source full time.

You are more than welcome to pay extra by using this second button. It allows you to set the price you want. Make sure to set it to at least 50€ to receive the book.

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There will be a delay between payment and sending of the book. This process is currently manual.

As the book is a pre-release, feedback is more than welcome. You can send your comments to [email protected] this website.

The plan is to add content regularly until I run out of things to say. You will receive updates to the book for free as soon as they are available.

Huge thanks for your interest in buying this book!