# LaunchDarkly Server-Side SDK for Erlang/Elixir
*This version of the SDK is an **alpha** version and should not be considered ready for production use while this message is visible.*
## LaunchDarkly overview
[LaunchDarkly](https://www.launchdarkly.com) is a feature management platform that serves over 100 billion feature flags daily to help teams build better software, faster. [Get started](https://docs.launchdarkly.com/docs/getting-started) using LaunchDarkly today!
## Supported Erlang/OTP versions
This version of the LaunchDarkly SDK is compatible with Erlang/OTP 21 or higher.
## Getting started
Refer to the [SDK reference guide](https://docs.launchdarkly.com/docs/erlang-sdk-reference) for instructions on getting started with using the SDK.
## Learn more
Check out our [documentation](http://docs.launchdarkly.com) for in-depth instructions on configuring and using LaunchDarkly. You can also head straight to the [complete reference guide for this SDK](http://docs.launchdarkly.com/docs/erlang-sdk-reference).
We run integration tests for all our SDKs using a centralized test harness. This approach gives us the ability to test for consistency across SDKs, as well as test networking behavior in a long-running application. These tests cover each method in the SDK, and verify that event sending, flag evaluation, stream reconnection, and other aspects of the SDK all behave correctly.
We encourage pull requests and other contributions from the community. Check out our [contributing guidelines](CONTRIBUTING.md) for instructions on how to contribute to this SDK.
## About LaunchDarkly
* LaunchDarkly is a continuous delivery platform that provides feature flags as a service and allows developers to iterate quickly and safely. We allow you to easily flag your features and manage them from the LaunchDarkly dashboard. With LaunchDarkly, you can:
* Roll out a new feature to a subset of your users (like a group of users who opt-in to a beta tester group), gathering feedback and bug reports from real-world use cases.
* Gradually roll out a feature to an increasing percentage of users, and track the effect that the feature has on key metrics (for instance, how likely is a user to complete a purchase if they have feature A versus feature B?).
* Turn off a feature that you realize is causing performance problems in production, without needing to re-deploy, or even restart the application with a changed configuration file.
* Grant access to certain features based on user attributes, like payment plan (eg: users on the ‘gold’ plan get access to more features than users in the ‘silver’ plan). Disable parts of your application to facilitate maintenance, without taking everything offline.
* LaunchDarkly provides feature flag SDKs for a wide variety of languages and technologies. Check out [our documentation](https://docs.launchdarkly.com/docs) for a complete list.
* Explore LaunchDarkly
* [launchdarkly.com](https://www.launchdarkly.com/ "LaunchDarkly Main Website") for more information
* [docs.launchdarkly.com](https://docs.launchdarkly.com/ "LaunchDarkly Documentation") for our documentation and SDK reference guides
* [apidocs.launchdarkly.com](https://apidocs.launchdarkly.com/ "LaunchDarkly API Documentation") for our API documentation
* [blog.launchdarkly.com](https://blog.launchdarkly.com/ "LaunchDarkly Blog Documentation") for the latest product updates
* [Feature Flagging Guide](https://github.com/launchdarkly/featureflags/ "Feature Flagging Guide") for best practices and strategies