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Erlang/OTP Documentation

Printed Documentation

Erlang is documented in the book "Concurrent Programming in Erlang" by Joe Armstrong, Robert Virding, Claes Wikström and Mike Williams. Prentice-Hall, 1996, ISBN 0-13-285792-8, 2nd edition.
Look at the table of contents here.
Read the first chapter: pdf.

Erlang/OTP is documented in three ways: html, pdf and man pages.

On-line Documentation

The on-line documentation has been moved to


Program Development Using Erlang - Programming Rules and Conventions (html)
by Klas Eriksson, 1995
This is a description of programming rules and advise for how to write systems using Erlang.


Updated: 2007-06-19