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.BEAM File Extension

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File TypeCompiled Erlang File

DeveloperEricsson
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This file is saved in a binary format, which requires a specific program to read its contents.

Definition

Executable file generated by the Erlang compiler, a program used for building BEAM files from .ERL source code files; saved in a binary format, called bytecode, and can be run with the Erlang virtual machine (VM).

More Information

Erlang is a programming language used for developing scalable real-time systems for e-commerce, instant messaging, and telephony.

NOTE: BEAM files are similar to Java .CLASS files, which contain bytecode that is run on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). The Erjang project developed a virtual machine for Erlang that runs in Java. It loads BEAM files, converts them to the CLASS format, and then runs them with the JVM.

Program(s) that open .BEAM files
Microsoft Windows LogoWindows
Erlang
Erjang
Mac OS X LogoMac OS
Erjang
Linux LogoLinux
Erjang
Updated 1/10/2012