How-to Quick-Start with Erlang Programming Language on Red-Hat/CentOS/Oracle 7 Linux

December 28th, 2015 by thelinuxevangelist

Erlang Getting-Started for Enterprise Linux




The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Erlang Programming Language on Red-Hat/CentOS/Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 32/64bit GNU/Linux Desktop/Server.

Erlang is a general-purpose programming language and runtime environment.
Erlang has built-in support for Concurrency, Distribution and Fault Tolerance.
Erlang is used in several large telecommunication systems from Ericsson.
Erlang is available as open source from http://www.erlang.org.

Open Source Erlang is a Functional Programming Language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory.

Some of Erlang main Features are:

  • Clear declarative syntax and is largely free from side-effects
  • Built-in support for real-time, concurrent and distributed programming
  • Designed for development of robust and continuously operated programs
  • Dynamic code replacement at runtime

The Erlang distribution also includes OTP (Open Telecom Platform) which provides a rich set of libraries and applications.

Erlang Quick-Start for CentOS 7 Linux - Featured



  1. How-to Install Erlang on Enterprise Linux

    • Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
      (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

      Installing Erlang Programming Language environment on enterprise linux - Open Terminal

      Or Login into the Server Shell.

    • Erlang Environment Installation:
      sudo yum install erlang-R16*

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

  2. Erlang Quick-Start with Hello-World

    Erlang Hello-World

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