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ERLANG Programming

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This book is an in-depth introduction to Erlang, a programming language ideal for any situation where concurrency, fault tolerance, and fast response is essential. Erlang is gaining widespread adoption with the advent of multi-core processors and their new scalable approach to concurrency. With this guide you'll learn how to write complex concurrent programs in Erlang, ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published June 26th 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sep 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very lucid and approachable. I saw parallels between the book's presentation of Erlang's processes as actors, and the more common object-oriented style of programming. I have always believed in preventing "inappropriate intimacy" between parts of a program, but this book gave me a better understanding of how to make programs truly modular; even if I never had an occasion to use Erlang, I would still say that this book make me a better programmer.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Cesarini explains Erlang in a reasonably approachable way. Some of the chapters are great but others leave much to be desired. I really enjoyed exploring a functional programming language and a different way of thinking about code, however, the project structure of larger Erlang projects looks a bit chaotic. I understand that an Erlang program can scale from a performance level, but I wonder if it scales from a project management level.
Amazing resource for learning Erlang.Well written , modular , tackling all Erlang programming aspects from: basic syntax , bits , concurrency, data structures, behaviours to complex subjects such as Mnesia , Distributed Erlang , TCP , hell , even GUI , introp with C/Java .

The best chapter from my point of view was the erlang debugging tools. I have yet to see so much effort put in a chapter like in this book.Debugging is fundamental in any language but when running in a distributed , fault
May 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Working through this made me feel as though I'd learned Erlang, and I had no problem figuring out some other folks' existing code and adding to it based on that experience. So I reckon it was a pretty good book in practical terms, even if it's not a shining beacon of insight into all things functional or concurrent.
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good book. I still often refer to it when I'm writing Erlang.
Well written, well structured. Doesn't go very deep into OTP, but this was not the focus of this book. Highly recommended.
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic book that details everything about Erlang from syntax to the VM and Process emulation, Concurrency primitives available, message passing, gen_server, OTP, debug monitoring etc. A reference book that should be ideally read after starting off from Joe Armstrong's Programming Erlang and mastering the basics of Erlang syntax. The exercises in this book are also great and worth practising to solidify Erlang basics. Totally recommend this.
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Книга немного сложна для начала, поэтому её следует читать уже после изучения основной мат.части языка.

Рассмотрена работа с Mnesia, Dialyzer'ом, тестирование через EUnit, создание GUI через wxErlang, горячей замене кода и даже взаимодействие с другими языками программирования (Java, C, Ruby).

Скудно рассмотрена тема работы с OTP библиотекой.
Dave Peticolas
May 10, 2014 rated it liked it
This is a nice complement to the Armstrong book. In particular, it has a great discussion of the Erlang tracing mechanisms.
Jul 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
practical introduction, great beginner book
Fyodor Ustinov
Aug 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Отличная книжка, как минимум для начала.
Zach Moazeni
Jul 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
The best resource I've found for erlang.
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