[erlang-questions] Calling for help to improve contents on erlang.org

David Welton <>
Thu Nov 13 20:12:31 CET 2014

> We are aware that parts of erlang.org need improvement. For example
> http://www.erlang.org/article/tag/examples and
> http://www.erlang.org/course/course.html are outdated. We would like to see
> a number of small code examples for beginners. The purpose of these examples
> is to provide an attractive and useful introduction for people who are
> interested in adopting the Erlang programming language.
> Please send us your input. We would like to call for help from the community
> since OTP team does not have too much time and it is not possible to submit
> pull requests for editorial of erlang.org as of now.
> Any other suggestions for erlang.org are always welcome.

I completely agree with Loïc: open source it so that people can work
with it and help out.  Include instructions on how to generate or
recreate the environment that the site runs, so people can run it

Another important thing would be to add some logos (perhaps with
stories/use-cases if possible) of well-known Erlang users in a
prominent place: WhatsApp, Heroku, Ericsson and so on.  It'd be useful
to see how other communities manage that, because you don't want
"David's Erlang Consulting" on that logo page or it's going to take
something away from it.  This is a "social proof" signal, so you want
to showcase people that are using Erlang to do cool stuff.

David N. Welton


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