Fault Tolerance doesn’t come out of the box – Alchemy 101: Part 3


By Erlang Solutions | Published: April 10, 2017



One of the biggest selling points of Elixir is the means it gives you to write fault tolerant applications via its concurrency model. Processes can broadcast their failure to dependant processes which can take appropriate action. You decide how processes should respond to failure based on your use case. There is no single solution. I’ll give you an example in which not handling failure led to, you guessed it, more failure.



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