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Introducing Erlang: Getting Started in Functional Programming

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If you’re new to Erlang, its functional style can seem difficult, but with help from this hands-on introduction, you’ll scale the learning curve and discover how enjoyable, powerful, and fun this language can be.

Author Simon St. Laurent shows you how to write simple Erlang programs by teaching you one basic skill at a time. You’ll learn about pattern matching, recursion, m
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Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by O'Reilly Media (first published August 22nd 2012)
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Aaron Cruz
Nov 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Erlang has always seemed like a kind of mythical, untouchable monster for me after reading the Prolog and Erlang chapters of Seven Languages in Seven Weeks (highly recommended).
This is one of those books that works perfectly for the way I think. One of the hardest things for me when learning a new language is not having any idea where to start. This is compounded when the language is so alien. This book has made me look forward to learning Erlang, even if I never write a line of production code
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G.O. Arango
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lectura amena y contenido práctico

Estructurado de forma simple, va gradualmente incorporando conceptos que pueden llevarse a la práctica de inmediato. Una forma de engancharse en el mundo Erlang.
Terry
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not bad. A whirlwind tour with easy to work code samples. I've bought the #erlang Kool Aid. Time to pounce on the next roject. ...more
Julio Biason
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: it
Again, an "Introducing" book that one shouldn't expect some deep explanations, but heck, this felt shallower than Introducing Elixir.

It follows the same path of the "Introducing Elixir" (or maybe it is the other way around, but hey, that's the order I read both), by creating a "what speed will something crash if dropped in different planets" library and exploring changes.

But the biggest drawback is that the book sticks too much into the Erlang Shell and absolutely nothing (besides "here is one t
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Anatolii Kosorukov
Aug 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I advise every novice Erlang programmer to read this book. The author is a master of his craft - a professional writer. Read his books - a pleasure - a clear structure, clear thinking, clear text.
After reading the book, it becomes clear what the Erlang programming language is and you can outline the paths of your professional development in it. I would very much like to see the author continued to write about Erlang, as language develops, and there are interesting possibilities.

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Salah
Jan 01, 2022 rated it really liked it
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One of the best introductions to Erlang. Very short and easy read, despite the fact that some chapters are a little bit shallows.
m00nlight
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Quite good introduction to Erlang and functional programming. Cover most part of programming in Erlang(including Mnesia database, debuger, OTP etc).

Should be used as a introduction to this topic.
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