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

Raoul Duke raould@REDACTED
Tue Jul 8 20:39:06 CEST 2014

i haven't looked at the books here, but having been somebody who
produced things and wondered how anybody could ever make a living at
it, and knowing that writers throughout history rarely made much after
the publisher etc. got a cut, i didn't have the same reaction to the
$50 price tag. can't say i'd *spend* the $50 since i'm broke and
there's a zillion other things to spend $50 on first. i'd try to get
it via inter library loan or something :-).

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:36 AM, Francesco Cesarini
<francesco@REDACTED> wrote:
> 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.
> /F
> 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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