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

Francesco Cesarini francesco@REDACTED
Tue Jul 8 20:36:21 CEST 2014

Alas, that is how O'Reilly price their books. Having a high price and 
then discounting is not the approach I would pick. That is why discount 
codes are being handed out on public mailing lists and social media. I 
recommend you use them (Read, no one pays full price for an O'Reilly 
book). As an unedited book, the cost is for the final book which we hope 
will complement what is already out there. It is a different approach to 
OTP in action. One I've been using for 15 years when teaching OTP.


On 08/07/2014 19:14, Lee Sylvester wrote:
> Wow, $50?  Yeah, that is steep.  If this were some black arts compiler book or video encoding bible, then that would be something else.  But a book on Erlang/OTP just doesn’t fall into that bracket…
> I may wait til it falls in the bargain bucket ;-)
> Lee
> On 8 Jul 2014, at 19:08, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@REDACTED> 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."
>> Miles Fidelman
>> -- 
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