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

Miles Fidelman mfidelman@REDACTED
Tue Jul 8 20:44:40 CEST 2014

I was actually thinking of the CouchDB book, when I wrote my comment.
- also published by O'Reilly
- also available free on-line - in both work-in-progress and final forms
- and there's a paid-for hardcopy on my bookshelf

See http://guide.couchdb.org/index.html

Francesco Cesarini 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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