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Wtf is Erlang/OTP?

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It's silly when a useful and powerful thing has no narrative. However, in tech, this is the norm, rather than the exception. Hey! Give us context! It matters. Erlang/OTP is part of nerd plumbing

  • Erlang programming language was designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. "Erlang", attributed to Bjarne Däcker, referencing Danish mathematician and engineer Agner Krarup Erlang, or alternatively, as an abbreviation of "Ericsson Language".
  • OTP stands for Open Telecom Platform - a set of statndard libraries.
  • Official Erlang/OTP site -

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