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Erlang online resources

This is not intended to be comprehensive or authoritative, just free online resources I've found valuable while learning more about Erlang.

Similar lists




Mailing lists





General FP(ish) exercises

Collections of conference videos

Alternative languages targeting the Erlang VM

Erlang(-like) environments on the JVM

Other Actor implementations

HiPE (High Performance Erlang)

Erlang-heavy blogs

Software patterns

Actor patterns (currently only Akka resources)




Actor model (and similar)

Process calculus

Communicating Sequential Processes (CSP)



Slide decks


Twitter seems to be the de facto water cooler for technical conversations, and Erlang is no exception.

There are far more active accounts than I can comfortably list here; these are just a few of the more interesting ones.


(This was started several years after the creation of the gist, and I rarely actually update it.)

  1. 2017-01-16 Added Dale Schumacher's blog focused on the actor model
  2. 2017-01-16 Added Humus from Schumacher's blog to the list of actor implementations
  3. 2017-01-20 Added and a few languages not previously listed:
  4. 2017-01-25 Added
  5. 2017-01-25 Added
  6. 2017-01-27 Start new section on HiPE
  7. 2017-01-27 Add
  8. 2017-02-02 Add and
  9. 2017-02-02 Add
  10. 2017-12-02 Add,,,,
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unbalancedparentheses commented May 5, 2014

I am creating a website like but for erlang. I will copy some links from this gist. You can check my progress on:


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vhf commented May 6, 2014

Hi, author here. Yep we have some Erlang content. Please free to add some more.


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eao197 commented Feb 3, 2016

Hi! I have found your list searching Google for "actor model C++". I think the list of actor model implementations for C++ can be extended. There are not only CAF but also:
Just::Thread Pro
These frameworks are live and still involve but not as famous as CAF. And I think that QP is much more stable and much more widely used.


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macintux commented Sep 12, 2016

Thanks @eao197, have added SObjectizer and QP, but not Just::Thread Pro since it doesn't fall under the rubric of "free" online resources.


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jchassoul commented Jun 25, 2017

Awesome work on this list of resources, my only pledge it's give Lua some love luerl not some inspired sintax it's the real thing, Lua inside the BEAM VM! (=


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macintux commented Jun 27, 2017

@jchassoul Done, thanks

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