[erlang-questions] Book: Hardcore Erlang

Joel Reymont joelr1@REDACTED
Fri Nov 9 11:54:08 CET 2007

I signed up with Pragmatic Programmers to write a new Erlang book.

Working title is Hardcore Erlang and it will be built around  
OpenPoker. The emphasis of the book will be more on showing how to  
write scalable Erlang servers and less on how to write a poker server.

Apart from the following topics, are there any other topics you would  
like me to cover?

	Thanks, Joel


- The architecture of a poker server from far above

- Thinking processes instead of objects

- Game logic
  - Stacking state machines
  - Swapping logic

- Storing data in Mnesia

- State machines (gen_fsm)

- OTP behaviours

- Poker bots
  - Simulating players
  - Scripting

- Designing a network protocol
  - Binary parsing
  - Pickler combinators

- Automatic clustering

- Fault tolerance and fail-over

- Load balancing

- Testing a network server

- Debugging Erlang software

	Thanks, Joel


More information about the erlang-questions mailing list