Learning Erlang | Notes from a software engineer learning Erlang.

Michal Ptaszek suggested I take a look at “Erlang Programming“, written by Francesco Cesarini and Simon Thompson. Thanks Michal! It looks like another useful resource for learning Erlang.

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Feb/10

27

Adding the blog to Technorati

While working on some new posts, I thought I would add the blog to some directories to get some exposure. One of the directories I’m submitting to is Technorati. They are quite popular with technology enthusiasts like myself, so I hope that others with similar interests are able to find me. In order to include […]

Feb/10

22

Installing Erlang

I just thought I would share with anyone interested how I installed Erlang on Windows 7, and on Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Windows 7: Simply download the latest release from www.erlang.org and run the installer. As of the time of this writing, the latest release is R13B03, which I installed from here. Mac OSX Snow […]

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For those who are used to programming in C and C++, you are most likely familiar with a programming IDE. You also may have operated a command-line compiler. Interpretive languages (such as Python) provide interpreters, and some also provide a shell. In Windows: Your Erlang shell can be accessed in your Start Menu within All […]

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When I first thought about starting this blog, it was pretty much decided I would be describing my experience of learning Erlang from the perspective of a programmer adept with several other languages. I’m now wondering if there is any interest in addressing the process of learning Erlang from a novice or non-programmer’s viewpoint? For […]

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Feb/10

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Resources Page Added

I’ve added a Resources section to the site, which I will keep up-to-date with links to sites that are useful for learning and using Erlang. The list is small for now, but I expect it to grow over time. In the future I will add books that I have read with reviews, so you have […]

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Feb/10

16

Beginnings

Did you know that Erlang is almost 30 years old? A public implementation was available close to 20 years ago, as well. I find this interesting since I’ve only heard of the language in the last few years. With the number of CPU cores increasing rather than the speed of individual cores increasing dramatically, languages […]

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Feb/10

15

First entry.

I have been programming for over 10 years, and have generally worked in structured or object-oriented programming paradigms. I have been interested in learning a functional programming language for some time. A new paradigm would help me think about problems in a different way, which is important for a problem-solving profession like software engineering. Erlang […]

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