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

Miles Fidelman mfidelman@REDACTED
Tue Jul 8 20:10:32 CEST 2014

Miles Fidelman wrote:
> 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."

Now... if this were on Kickstarter, and you were avowedly asking for 
support, that would be a different story.  The O'Reilly "rough cuts" 
package is for the birds.


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

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