Erlang is a general-purpose development platform that supports concurrency, scalability, fault-tolerance, distribution, and high availability. It was built in the 1980s by Ericcson, a Swedish telecom giant. However, it is not specialized for telecom systems.
Erlang powers large applications such as WhatsApp, the Riak distributed database, the Heroku cloud, the Chef deployment automation system, and the RabbitMQ message queue.
Bottom line, before the end of September, if you are on Elixir OTP 23 or 24 you should upgrade to the latest patch.
specifically OTP 126.96.36.199 or OTP 24.0.4
If you are on an OTP version older than 23, the good news is you will be unaffected so long as you do not upgrade your dependencies. You can freeze your dependencies in order to buy yourself time to upgrade to OTP 23 or 24.
By far the most loved library on the Panel today was Telemetry. Telemetry powers monitoring and observability in elixir projects and provides a consistent interface to do so. Other mentions were OTP, Livebook, and site_encrypt.
When members of today's panel came into the Elixir Industry, they found opinions they like and trust from the Elixir community but also questioned established norms. Thus today's topic: Code Heresy.