OTP for Erlang Programmers

  • Expertise
  • Target audience Software developers & engineers
  • Duration 5 half-days
  • Prerequisites

    You have taken our Erlang for Beginners course or similar Beginner Erlang course, preferably followed by at least three months of practical experience.

A 5-day online course on the basics of OTP – the middleware, libraries and tools used to design and architect Erlang systems.

About this Event

Learn how to scale your Erlang to billions. OTP is the middleware, libraries and tools used to design and architect Erlang systems. This three-days training covers the main principles, including process design patterns, supervisors, applications and release handling. It will give you the ability to develop and architect an Erlang systems.


Five daily sessions of 4h30min 


Software developers & engineers


  • The design principles of OTP
  • Understand OTP behaviours
  • Understand OTP system configuration
  • Awareness of the available OTP applications


  • Introduction
  • Behaviours
  • Generic Servers
  • State Machines
  • Supervisors
  • Event Handlers
  • Applications
  • System Architecture Support Libraries
  • System Principles


  • Helps you get over the hurdle of efficiently learning how to build systems with OTP
  • Allows you to avoid the pitfalls and borderline cases handled in its libraries
  • A cost effective approach to increasing productivity whilst reducing mistakes
  • Allows you to design and develop systems using the globally recognised Erlang approach
Robert Virding
Principal Language Expert at Erlang Solutions Ltd

Robert was one of the original members of the Ericsson Computer Science Lab, and co-inventor of the Erlang language. He took part in the original system design and contributed much of the original libraries, as well as to the current compiler. While at the lab he also did a lot of work on the implementation of logic and functional languages and on garbage collection. He has also worked as an entrepreneur and was one of the co-founders of one of the first Erlang startups (Bluetail). Robert also worked a number of years at the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) Modelling and Simulations Group. He co-authored the first book (Prentice-Hall) on Erlang, and is regularly invited to teach and present throughout the world.

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