About the Book
Web development has never been more challenging. The Internet is intensely competitive and treacherous. Site malfunction and downtime are unacceptable. Clients demand ever more features with ever tighter deadlines. Popular sites must scale to handle unpredictable traffic spikes.
"This book is ambitious," says Nitrogen creator Rusty Klophaus, "It covers not only Nitrogen and Erlang, but also a bit of OTP, databases, git, web design, and software engineering best practices. And somehow, it does this well by building up from simple concepts in a sort of 'Socratic dialogue'---if Socrates had a 'California surfer' sense of humor."
Nitrogen Project Homepage: nitrogenproject.com
Nitrogen on Github: github.com/nitrogen/nitrogen
About the Authors
Lloyd R. Prentice has designed and developed more than 100 educational and consumer software products for major publishers. Web experience includes a soup-to-nuts application to support marketing and management of world-class technical conferences. Lloyd is a novelist and small-press publisher. His novels include Freein’ Pancho, The Gospel of Ashes, and the AyaTakeo manga trilogy.
Jesse Gumm is an entrepreneur specializing in web application development. His most recent endeavor, BracketPal.com, a beach volleyball league and tournament management system was recently acquired by SportsEngine, Inc. where he now works full-time. In open source, he’s the project leader of the Nitrogen Web Framework for Erlang and its core dependencies SimpleBridge, Canister, NitroCache, and nprocreg, and he has a hand in a number of other Erlang projects: qdate (date and timezone management), sync (automatic compilation), and ChicagoBoss (MVC web framework).