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

Tristan Sloughter <>
Thu Nov 13 20:14:42 CET 2014


Not to say that https://erlangcentral.org/ doesn't need more material,
but it feels like this would duplicate efforts.

Why not just have erlang.org link over to Erlang central for examples
and such?

-- 
  Tristan Sloughter
  

On Thu, Nov 13, 2014, at 01:12 PM, David Welton wrote:
> > 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 http://www.erlang.org/course/course.html are outdated.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
> locally.
> 
> 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.
> 
> Thanks!
> -- 
> David N. Welton
> 
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