[erlang-questions] Book: Hardcore Erlang

Ben Butler-Cole benbutlercole@REDACTED
Fri Nov 9 12:27:13 CET 2007

Another couple of things I'd like to hear about are:
 - upgrading distributed systems
 - examples of other architectures


----- Original Message ----
From: Joel Reymont <joelr1@REDACTED>
To: Erlang Questions <erlang-questions@REDACTED>
Sent: Friday, November 9, 2007 10:54:08 AM
Subject: [erlang-questions] Book: Hardcore Erlang

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


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