Erlang in Practice Episode 2: Messaging Clients By Nickname

Posted in Development on July 10, 2008


Erlang in Practice Episode 2: Messaging Clients By Nickname

We’ll create a client nickname directory using an Erlang dictionary so that clients can send messages to each other using the nickname. You’ll learn how to:

  • pass function references between processes
  • use a dictionary to register chat clients by nickname
  • register processes with the Erlang runtime
  • create anonymous functions
  • refactor Erlang code

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Tags: Erlang, Languages, The Pragmatic Programmers, Erlang in Practice