Network Programming with Erlang

IP Addresses

  • IPv4 address is 32 bits long. Each byte is 8 bits. Byte is octet.
  • IPv6 address is 128 bits long.
    Erlang inet module


Internet Sockets

  • Stream socket – connection oriented, full duplex (can receive and send data through the socket), packets are delivered in order and unduplicated.
    Erlang uses gen_tcp module

  • Datagram socket – connectionless
    Erlang uses gen_udp module

Non-blocking Servers

Data Serialization

term_to_binary and binary_to_term



Distributed Erlang RPC

HTTP with Cowboy

Websockets with Cowboy

Messaging with RabbitMQ

Templates with ErlyDTL

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