[erlang-questions] ANN: Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP by O'Reilly

Miles Fidelman mfidelman@REDACTED
Tue Jul 8 20:08:35 CEST 2014

On 8 Jul 2014, at 16:05, Francesco Cesarini 
<francesco@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> a shameless plug. Steve Vinoski and I are working on a book focused on distributed, scalable systems with OTP. It is available from O'Reilly as an Early Release from their website. The first eight chapters we released cover (in great detail) all other behaviours. We started writing, and before we knew it, we had several hundred pages on behaviours alone. Last week, two new chapters, including the Introduction & Special processes and Implementing your own behaviours were released. We are now focusing on release handling (hgg), code upgrade and architectural patterns.
>> What is available is an unedited draft, with new chapters and improvements published as they become available. You can find more info here:
>> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024149.do?intcmp=il-prog-books-videos-product-intsrch_erlang_ct
>> If you use discount code authd, you will get 50% off the Early Release, and 40% on pre-orders of the the printed copy.
>> Looking forward to your feedback,

Not for nothing, but $50 for the undedited work-in-progress seems a bit 
steep (and yes, I saw the discount code).  I also note that "rough cuts" 
aren't included in my Safari subscription.

Usual practice that I've seen is for works-in-progress to be free, with 
tools that support comments from early readers.

Sounds interesting - but, from the TOC (all that's available without 
paying), it sure looks like it covers the same ground as "Erlang and OTP 
in Action."

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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